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A First Look to Remember: Tamara and Jeff's Epic Bridal Session

Updated: Mar 29

Are you ready for a love story with a twist? Let me tell you about Tamara and Jeff. They were looking for something a little different when it came to their wedding photography. The package they purchased included an engagement session, but they'd already had engagement photos done before they met me. So instead, they wanted to do a bridal session... here’s the twist.

Tamara had her heart set on having the romantic wedding day couple portraits against the backdrop of downtown Chattanooga. Conveniently, their venue, The Church on Main, is downtown and close to several beautiful photo spots. But Jeff really didn't want to be pulled away from the party on the day of the wedding. It was what he was looking forward to the most... besides marrying the love of his life, of course!!

So what did we do? We came up with a plan! A couple of weeks before their wedding, on the day of Tamara's hair and makeup trial run, we met up in downtown Chattanooga beside the Hunter Museum. Jeff wore his wedding day attire, too. And we did their first look! We put Jeff in place with his back turned, and the view off the bluff towards the Walnut Street Bridge made an incredible backdrop for the moment he turned around and saw how stunning his gorgeous bride looked in her beautiful gown of tulle and lace from Ever After Bridal in Chattanooga.

Of course he was speechless. Just look at the vision standing there before him!!!

Afterwards, we roamed around the area to take some of those beautiful bridal and romantic portraits that Tamara had be dreaming of.

They even did the sweetest "first dance" right in the middle of the bridge. The wind was picking up, and storms were moving in, but I had one last shot in mind that I felt would fit Tamara's happy, youthful spirit... I asked her to toss her dress around and dance around like she did when she was a little girl playing dress-up. She did, and I was so right!!! Just look at her!! She lit right up and just radiates joy and happiness. These may actually be my favorite bridal photos to date.

So there you have it! The story of Tamara and Jeff's first look photo adventure!! It was unique and fun and a wonderful memory to go alongside the rest of their wedding day story.

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