{Brittany & Will} Wedding Waverley Country Club Portland, OR | Kimberly Kay Photography Bend, OR

This was a breathtaking elegant black tie wedding event at the gorgeous Waverley Country Club in Portland, OR.  Every detail was perfection…

Wedding Venue – Waverley Country Club Portland, OR https://www.waverley.cc/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=HP

Wedding Gown – Berta https://www.berta.com

Bridal Shoes – Aquazzura Firenze https://www.aquazzura.com/en

Bridal Party Gifts – Tiffany & Co. https://www.tiffany.com/

Bride’s Gift – Rolex https://www.rolex.com

Groom’s Gift – Cartier Love Ring https://www.cartier.com/

Wedding Planner – Suzanne Shick Floral Design https://www.suzanneshick.com

Floral Design – Suzanne Shick Floral Design https://www.suzanneshick.com

Band – 5 Guys Named Moe http://www.themoes.com

Videographer – Moving Pictures

Hair and Makeup – Powder Inc. Beauty https://www.powderincbeauty.com

Wedding Photography – Kimberly Kay Photography http://www.kimberlykayphoto.com

Headed for “first look”  and into her future….

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about a first look lately… The Pro’s and Con’s and what I think about them.  Here’s my take on it… I’m all about a first look!  A first look will help ease the nerves.  If you are feeling the jitters, nervous and anxious… I have always found that having a first look with your bride/groom really helps to relax the nerves.  Also, in my experience often times we see a much more “natural” and “expressive” reaction from the bride/groom during a private first look rather then waiting till you walk down the isle when all 200 guests eyes are fixed on your reactions in the moment. These private first look moments are priceless and often provide for some of the best candid moments captured!  Lastly… having a first look allows for more time for photos which in turns offers a lot more variety.  If photography and portraits  are especially  important to you on your wedding day… a first look will allow for more time and  more variety.  If there is not a first look then a huge majority of all portraits has to be captured during the 1 hr cocktail hour time frame. You will miss your cocktail hour of mingling with your guests. And lastly… that means all bride and groom photos, bridal party together, and most family photos have to be captured with in a 1 hour time frame.   It’s doable…  there is no question there, however there is no doubt that there is a limited amount we can shoot in that time frame when there is so much to capture, so in turn you will sacrifice some variety.  If you choose to forgo the first look and you may want to consider extending your cocktail hour by 30 minutes just to provide for a little extra time and variety for all your portraits.  I have a brochure that talks in more depth about the “first look” that is provided within my welcome packs upon booking. And if you would love to talk about options in further detail please feel free to reach out. Ultimately we are here for you, and what ever decision you choose I’m certain will be the right one for you.  These are just some tips and thoughts to consider from my years of experience shooting weddings while you are deciding what best fits your wedding day. Hope it helps!

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