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So, I realize I could post a million pictures to make my point, but sometimes all it takes is one.  And, rather than bog down your internet connection trying to load a million pictures, I’m just going to share this one this afternoon.

I don’t know what it is, but there is something magical and romantic in those moments leading up to a first look, when a bride is getting ready.  The lighting is gorgeous in this photo by Matt DeBackere, and the bride just looks calm – like she knows in just a bit of time she’ll be reunited with her almost-husband.


Image courtesy of Matt DeBackere Photography


  1. Whenever I see the words “bridal shot” I assume you are talking about “bridal portraits” but then I always remember that’s a Southern thing.

    But this shot is gorgeous.

  2. Gorgeous photo…love the look of anticipation on her face!

  3. I am a big fan of Matt DeBackere’s work. That is a beautiful shot.

  4. Such a great shot. Love her earrings.

  5. Thanks for posting this Brit! I had a bunch of great photos from this wedding but this is one of my favs from the evening!
    @Chelsea thanks!