Marrying McAfee | Our First Look

Christopher and I decided early on that we wanted our wedding to be very traditional. For us, that included not having a first look. I'm honestly so thankful that we didn't. I know a lot of photographers and wedding planners encourage the first look to help speed up the picture process after the ceremony, but looking back I am so thankful for that time together as a couple, newly married to just enjoy each other and spend a few moments alone.

I did want to do a little something special for my brothers, who served as ushers, and my dad so I decided to do a first look with just the three of them. It was a very special moment for the four of us, and let me get out some of my tears and anxieties beforehand. I couldn't believe how grown-up my baby brothers looked! All photos by Ari Merritt Photography