I love the first look. No matter how a couple decides to do it. Traditional, waiting till that very moment the bride walks down the isle or the more non traditional first look before the ceremony when it's more set up for the photographer to grab. Either way there is always that excitement of seeing your love dressed in their wedding attire. There is always emotion, that big smile, sometimes tears, of pure bliss! It's one of my favorite parts of shooting a wedding. The emotion. And on Cassie and Rich's wedding day I was able to shoot their first look from a different look so to speak, as the second shooter. The best part of having two photographers at your wedding is the many different angles and perspectives that two people can see one thing. I'm sure Morgan's (Moragan LaMare Photography check out her awesomeness at www.morganlamare.com, she's pretty great. A very special thanks for letting me tag along with you.) photos of this same moment are very different from mine! From a second shooters point of view... The first look!
If you haven't been to Paradise Valley outside Livingston Montana, it's definitely worth the trip, no matter how far you have to come. Let me tell you, it's God's country alright! This happy couple picked Deep Creek Range as their backdrop to say their vows and celebrate with their friends and family. The ceremony, simple and sweet while emotions ran high as they devoted to spend the rest of their lives together. The day was beautiful in so many ways. Thank you Alex and Kurt for letting us capture your wedding day and we wish you many many happy years together!