At most weddings that I photograph, the bride and groom choose to see each other before the ceremony.
And although they may choose to make that decision, that does not reduce the amount of care that I go through to ensure that every first look is a special moment. For this couple at the SLS Beverly Hills, the bride was very nervous about her soon-to-be husband seeing her for the first time. I adore this photograph because it expresses an emotion this difficult to capture visually.
As you can see, the bride is puffing her cheeks and blowing out through her mouth before she takes her first step walking toward the groom. Moments later, she will tap her man on his shoulder and he will turn and see her for the first time in her wedding dress.
The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles, California. Phone: (310) 247-0400. Website: http://slshotels.com/beverlyhills/.
Location: 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.