First Look In A Lush Forest Landscape

From a green forest where the summer sun is standing high on a blue sky we get to take part in a cozy moment we all know as “the first look”, photographed by Summer Soelberg. The very first time the couple get to see each other on the big day, all dressed up and ready to get married. It almost doesn't matter how many times we get to see a couple telling their story through pictures, everyone's experiences are so different from each other that it becomes a whole new story every time. Today we will take part of Emely and Matt's picture series, a photo session showing a lot of joy, nervousness and love.

You who are married already and had a first look-moment - how did your thoughts go when you got to see each other? Was it as you expected? We love all kinds of wedding stories, so if you want to - please tell us yours in the comments below!

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Sometimes a first look can happen several days before the wedding and that is how this couple did it. Why shouldn’t you do this the same day as the wedding, you might wonder? Well, because sometimes there is simply no time, but the bride and groom still want to get these emotional portraits and also have time to walk away for even more portraits in beautiful environments in peace and quiet. It will then be more focus on the actual wedding itself and the guests on the wedding day, instead of wander off for 1-2 hours for portraits while your guests are waiting for you. Sometimes, portrait photography can even take place after the wedding, if the time is not enough.

So do not feel that you have to get everything together on the same day if it means that the day will be all too stressful for you. There are many examples of photo shoots like this, which take place on a different day than the wedding and there is nothing wrong with that.

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Besides that first look photography becomes a very nice and intimate memory, it can actually be nice for you as a couple to have seen each other before it is time for the I do’s. There is already so much going on - and with so many people whose eyes are aimed at you - it can feel more safe to at least have seen your partner all dressed up before you enter the ceremony. But how you feel about this is really up to you. For some, there is no greater memory than seeing their partner for the first time at the wedding ceremony.

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Wedding is so much about personality, and that Emely's grandmother herself has created the veil for her is such a nice and personal gesture!

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Photographer: Summer Soelberg
Wedding dress: Chantel Lauren Designs
Veil: Homemade
Jewelry: Wilson Diamonds
Suit: Bonobos via Nordstrom
His shoes: Cole Haan
Florist: Amber Reverie
Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah