Telluride First Look

Alex and Clayborne wanted their Telluride First Look in the Telluride Town Park. Their wedding ceremony planned at San Sophia Overlook. The wedding Reception at Gorrono Ranch. As a result, their wedding day timeline allowed for a bunch of variety in their wedding photos. Wedding photography was very important to Alex and Clayborne. The fall colors were absolutely stunning on September 29!

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Getting Ready in the Town of Telluride, Colorado

First Look in Telluride Town Park

A popular question that I get as a photographer from my brides is, “Should we do a first look?”

It’s very rare these days that the recently engaged couples are unaware of what the “First Look” is but for those who don’t know; a first look is when the lovely couple sees each other before the ceremony in a private location. Of course the photographer and sometimes videographer are present in that moment to document the event!

A lot of photographers push their couples to have go for a first look but I love leaving this decision up to them because there are a lot of factors that go into making this decision.

With the first look happening before the ceremony, you’re able to have a special and meaningful moment between one another. You’re able to converse with one another more freely. And get all your thoughts out because you’re not standing in front of a big audience. I personally LOVE this moment of the day because I’m able to capture the raw emotion and reaction the couple has towards one another. I’ve worked with over 200 couples. Just about all experience some form of anxiety during preparation. Being able to connect with your best friend normally dissolves all stress. This also manifests itself in the couple being able to enjoy their guests viewing them at the altar and being more present during the ceremony.

Telluride Town Park Wedding Vows

Saying their own personal vows. Just the two of them. This was something that was very important. They wanted the privacy to say their loving words with out 125 people looking at them. It made for some very special memories and beautiful photographs.

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A great benefit to doing the first look is that you get all of your formal portraits out the way freeing you up after the ceremony to celebrate with your guest during cocktail hour! This removes a great strain from vendors as far as logistics go, creating a smoother day. Also, in having more time for photos, more diversity in portraits (of just the two of you) is normally scheduled in!

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Wedding Hair Stylist by @linda_skier_peterson

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Telluride Wedding Officiant Andy Koningsmark

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Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by my blog. I’m truly blessed to do what I love. I appreciate your time checking out this beautiful Telluride first look. Whether you’re getting married in Telluride, Colorado or somewhere else in the world, I’d love to hear from you. To find out more information about wedding photography. My collections, offerings and how I can best serve you please call me 970.275.5637. I’d love to hear from you otherwise fill out my contact form here

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