'First Look' from Daria Bishop Photography
January 6, 2009
By: eddye
New England
Summer Weddings

We are so excited about today's Real Wedding! It's kind of a double-hitter from our Little Black Book ...

Daria and Andy Bishop have been so good to us by sending lots of real Style Me Pretty "style" weddings. You're going to be seeing lots more from them here on the LBB blog!! But, we'd be remiss if we didn't start off with their photos from Amanda & Jeff's wedding. Amanda and Jeff Herzberger of Orchard Cove Photography had their own gorgeous wedding this past July at Shelburne Farms, Vermont.  And when one great photographer weds, who does she ask to capture her special day? Why, another Little Black Book member, of course. Enter, Daria Bishop Photography!

Amanda and Jeff's first look photographs ...

First Look Photos From Daria Bishop Photography

Seeing this hug ... well, I honestly can't imagine a more magical moment ...

Jeff and Amanda Daria Bishop Photography Hug

First looks ... to see each other on this momentous day, before that walk down the aisle ...

Now, you know that one of the questions you too will face when planning your wedding photography is whether you do (or don't) want to have that first look alone. Seeing each other before the wedding is a hot topic. Some couples are vehemently opposed to it while others have now started thinking, hmmmm, well, maybe...?

Before you decide, talk to your photographer and really listen to the pros and cons. Talk to other couples who have taken the high road and decided to experience this moment privately. I seriously doubt that you will find many, if any, who wish they hadn't.

And now, more from Amanda and Jeff's wedding ...

Amanda & Jeff's Wedding Day At Shelburne Farms Vermont

I love the shades of blue they used ... such a natural pop of color. And the Vermont countryside ... wow!

Talk about a pop of color. How much better does it get than beside a red barn?

Shelburne Farms Red Barn Jeff and Amanda

It just looks like a wonderful location, time of year ... lovely people ... everything a wedding should be!

Amanda Jeff Strider Daria Bishop Shelburne Farms

Congratulations to Amanda and Jeff from all of us at Style Me Pretty!

{to see the full gallery, click here!}

And a huge thank-you to Daria and Andy Bishop, today's Little Black Book featured photographers. Your passion for wedding photography is soooooo evident in your work !

Visit their website and blog to see tons of weddings with tons of special details that will truly inspire you.

Amanda wrote a tremendous post about the "first look" photography decision on her blog at Orchard Cove Photography. If you are on the fence ... at all ... you really need to read it!