The First Look!

Need some ideas for your 'First Look' photos? Here are some amazing ideas for you and your special someone!

Sneaking up on your beloved may seem a little juvenile but in the moment it is such a fun and playful way to get the perfect shot! 


Another classic way to get that 'magical moment' is by having your loved one face another direction and at the last second turn around!  Capturing their first reaction to how beautiful you look is just priceless! The surprise is always a treat to capture and even better to add to the photo album.

 {Pulling out a tissue now... We just love this next one..... }

A great way to tease your betrothed is by blind-folding them first and then coming face-to-face before you have the big reveal... this is such a cute way to build the suspense and have such a memorable first glance.


Remember, you don't always have to have your first look with your soon-to-be... this first look can be with other family members of yours or even your wedding party!  All of these are amazing ways to capture the most memorable moments of your special day.


Why not make it special for your brother too!

Until Next Time...


Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

~Theme Thursday~ Themed Engagement Shoots

What better way to announce your engagement than to capture that happy moment and share it with your friends and family?  Themed engagement shoots are becoming the most popular way to do your save the date and let’s face it, who couldn’t do with an extra album of beautiful pictures and memories! You can also incorporate them into your wedding progams, favors or as a newspaper announcement.

Another advantage is that you get the chance to know your photographer and what works for you before your photo shoot on the big day! It’s like a trial run to explore and refine the poses that will give you the most amazing pictures. Many photographers are beginning to offer this in their packages in order to build a relationship with the couple to make sure they are at ease and to ensure better results for their wedding day.

Be creative and show off your personalities, re-live a memory even.  There are so many choices! Here are some of the trends that have popped up during our research: Destination shoots, Urban settings, adding your pet, quirky poses and of course, themed!

Be inspired and have fun with it!

A returning favourite!

Every girl knows the beautiful love story from The Notebook. See if you remember any of these scenes..


Can you guess which movie inspired these shoots?




So many ideas! Why not entertain the idea!  See where it takes you!


Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

~Trendy Mondays~ Stopping all Traffic!

Today's Trendy Monday feature is courtesy of our intern Emily and her trip to Montreal!

While walking to a subway station in Montreal, Emily saw this daring bride capturing a unique photo opportunity.  What attracted Emily to this was that it was being done in the middle of the street while the busy traffic rushed in the background!  At times the girls had to run out of the way of traffic but then were promptly back in the middle of the street! 

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Emily loved the idea of stepping to the streets to embrace everyday life!  A gorgeous and different alternative to the traditional bridal portrait! 

Out of the ordinary and out of the box is more of what we are seeing when it comes to the wedding details.  Why not?  Who says you can't step away from tradition?  

What is the out of the box element you've incorporated into your big day?  Let us know!