Lisa + Nathan – “First Look” and Bridal Portraits

My sister got married Saturday. (April 23, 2011) Since I was in the wedding I wasn’t going to be taking many photos. The one thing I insisted on was taking their “first look” photos. So here’s my angle for that and some bridal portraits I took.

(The photographer they hired took photos during this time also and I will link you to his website when/if he posts them so you can see an alternate angle.)

Here’s the official “first look” – which in case you were wondering… it’s the couple seeing each other before the ceremony. It’s become quite popular. It’s a really great way to get your bridal portraits and bridal party shots done before the ceremony, which leaves you less stressed and able to enjoy more of the cocktail hour and reception with your guests.

Had to get a photos of them kissing…


I made a comment like ‘ok guys that was good’ and Nathan made a comment like ‘no, I think we need to do it again’ and here are the very next three shots…


Then into the gazebo for a couple more…

Does she have amazing eyes or what?!



Lisa and Nathan. Congrats. A million times over. And thank you for having me in the wedding and still able to take these photos. I love you bunches! See you soon. :)

About Danielle Nielsen

I am a photographer who loves to bring out the best in you and your life. Capturing those little moments that make you special are my favorite. I am an "on location" photographer and available for travel anywhere you'd like photos taken.
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11 Responses to Lisa + Nathan – “First Look” and Bridal Portraits

  1. Leonard & Nancy says:

    Oh how wonderful to ‘be there and share in your joy.’ Thanks for the beautiful pictures and be a part of your joy.

  2. Dean and Jeanne Haugh says:

    Makes me cry. Unbelievably beautiful. thanks so much

  3. Deanna Jordan says:

    Danielle, you have the most amazing gift. These pictures captured emotion and the beauty of the day and Nathan and Lisa. I especially love the one of Lisa through the gazebo. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Tami Griffis says:

    These are lovely! So glad you found some color with that forsythia bush too, since we’ve had such a late spring this year.

  5. Gail says:

    These are really sweet! Love her hair!

  6. Trudy says:

    I love the one that is third from last. Her expression is awesome, kinda naughty and fierce. Nice work. (Oh and her dress is delightful!)

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