Seeing Each Other for the First Time

While I was editing Leah Ahn and Michael's wedding I came across a few images of the reveal and I just had to share.  It's hard not to fall in love with their story.  The reveal was so beautiful that even now I can feel my heart in my throat.  Leah Ahn did not want Michael to cry because she knew she would start crying.  So instead, after he collected himself, he started making funny faces and she of coursed laughed.  I felt honored to be a witness and kept photographing through my laughter and tears.  Even though I'm sitting at my computer now, I feel like I'm standing a few feet away from this moment.I often get asked if reveals are as emotional as seeing each other for the first time when you walk down the aisle.  I think that it's lovely to have this private emotional moment by yourselves and still have the walk down the aisle, but ultimately the choice is yours. hotel palomar wedding photography, shewanders photography, hotel palomar san diego, reveal, black and white