‘Pros & Con’s of a “First Look”

Despite the old adage that its bad luck for the wedding couple to see each other prior to their wedding ceremony, the ‘first look’ is becoming increasingly more popular.  In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a first look is an exclusive moment between the wedding couple wherein they see each other for the first time before the ceremony.    While we here at Ahnvee Photography strongly suggest having a first look for the various advantages detailed below, we’ve also taken the time to consider the flip side of that coin and provide you with the reasons that couples decide against this option. A surprising number of couples who decide against a first look cite the medieval fear of bringing bad luck to their union.  However, in our experience, we’ve found that majority of these couples cannot accurately describe the origin of this superstition, nor why it came to be.  No worries, because we have done our research in hopes of dispelling this ancient myth! The notion that its bad luck for the bride and groom to see one another prior to the wedding ceremony was spawned back in the days of arranged marriages.  Back then, the bride and […]

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Wedding : Elise & Jared

Intimate Backyard Wedding Elise and Jared’s non-traditional, intimate backyard wedding was every candid-style wedding photographer’s dream wedding. A small gathering of family and friends witnessed the couple exchange their vows. These were original vows written by the bride and groom themselves, which left the entire crowd with tear-struck faces, including myself. From ugly-crying behind the camera to crying while editing, I couldn’t hold back the emotions brought on by witnessing such a genuine connection between two individuals. The couple’s romantic color selection of blushes and pastels emphasized the intimacy of the ceremony. The light color scheme contrasted beautifully against the dark greenery of their backyard. The elegant-meets-rustic details of her blush-toned lace dress, bright hair, and flower crown perfectly reflected the bride’s unique attention to detail. The photojournalistic, candid shots tell the story of the sentimental, heartfelt moments shared between Elise, Jared, and their friends and family.   To see more of my wedding photography, click here: http://ahnveephotography.com/wedding/

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Bridals: Danielle

They say good things happen to good people, and this was proven to be accurate when we were shooting Danielle’s bridals at Kisatchie National Forest in Bentley, Louisiana. This outdoorsy animal lover unexpectedly experienced the bridal session of her dreams. It was the day Ahnvee Photography officially met the Butterfly Garden Deer. Maybe he could smell the protein cookie I had in my camera bag, or maybe he just liked the classic rock we were listening to. Whatever the reason, we were pleasantly surprised to witness him slowly make his way towards the beautiful bride. We all instantly turned into pre-teens at a Justin Beiber concert when we saw him. (See video below) O H    D E E R We soon figured out that he favors the taste of babies breath, and Danielle didn’t think twice about destroying her bridal bouquet for the sweet deer. He followed us around like a puppy, and I just snapped away at the unbelievable sight happening right before me. The Butterfly Garden Deer has since graced many visitors with his presence. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and show him some love. Tiffany Lemoine Owner / Lead Photographer , Ahnvee Photography 337.541.1601 | Lafayette, LA | tiffany@ahnveephotography.com |www.ahnveephotography.com […]

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