Father and Daughter First Look

We all know the concept of first looks, where the bride and groom see each other before the wedding. It's usually filled with tearful exclamations and amazing emotions. It helps to air them out before the ceremony and keep everyone calm and cool during the procession. However, there's another look that can make for a wonderful emotional moment, and an excellent set of photos.

The Father of the Bride seeing his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress is such a heart felt moment. I've been known to be a daddy's girl, and I think most young women can say the same. The emotions that dads feel when they see their little girl about to be married is such an amazing thing to capture. 

Father and daughter first look
Father and bride first look
The father of the bride sees her for the first time
father and daughter on wedding day

So I say to all the prospective brides out there: surprise your dad on the wedding day. Let him see you in the dress for the first time and have that moment with him. It's something he will remember for the rest of his life as a moment he can cherish.

Temecula Winery Wedding | Lauren + Steven

A couple of weekends ago, I had the lovely opportunity to shoot a wedding with another photographer named Melissa Morelli. Her cousin Steven married his gorgeous bride Lauren at a winery in Temecula. The sun was shining, the wine was flowing, and everyone looked beautiful. 

The rings were captured on a wine barrel: I just love the rustic element showcasing the wedding bands. The wedding dress was hanging from vines at the winery. I was in love with the simplicity of the design, including the white rose boutonniere and the gold bowl holding the centerpiece bouquet.

The rings were captured on a wine barrel: I just love the rustic element showcasing the wedding bands. The wedding dress was hanging from vines at the winery. I was in love with the simplicity of the design, including the white rose boutonniere and the gold bowl holding the centerpiece bouquet.

The bridesmaid ladies were told to pick out a navy lace dress, and each of them looked absolutely gorgeous!

The bridesmaid ladies were told to pick out a navy lace dress, and each of them looked absolutely gorgeous!

How adorable are these flower girls looking like princesses under the winery vines?!

How adorable are these flower girls looking like princesses under the winery vines?!

ceremony pergola in winery
There was an amazing orange grove on the winery property that we were able to take some bride and groom portraits in.

There was an amazing orange grove on the winery property that we were able to take some bride and groom portraits in.

orange grove winery wedding portraits
I'm in love with these wedding details. The wine bottles and vases were spray painted gold and held only a few flowers. The welcome sign was a nice touch too!

I'm in love with these wedding details. The wine bottles and vases were spray painted gold and held only a few flowers. The welcome sign was a nice touch too!

bride and groom kiss at reception
How cute is this wedding cake on a wine barrel?

How cute is this wedding cake on a wine barrel?