Most Emotional First Look, EVER

March 2, 2019

Oh man, Samantha’s first look with her father on her wedding day had ALL the vendors in tears!


Venue: Fat Bottom Brewery

Photography: Asher & Emily Photography

The Beginning

So the day started off with waffles. No, I’m not kidding. We walked in and Sam was making waffles. I mean, if we didn’t adore her already we sure as heck did now!


Samantha is one of the most genuine, funny, smart, sarcastic, and all around loving people we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. As soon as we started talking we knew Sam and Justin were our people and we crossed our fingers they would choose us to spend their best day ever with them.

Sam and her ladies rented an AirBnB to get ready in the morning of her wedding. I can not stress enough how much I LOVE a good prep location. The light, the decor, the vibe – it all just worked so flawlessly. I know hotels are probably cheaper but for the sake of your photos and video – make sure it has the vibe you’re looking for and PLENTY of natural light!!

Once all the ladies we’re ready to go, we moved on to our first look location.

Off to the First Look!

My goodness, I have never in my life seen a first look with a father quite like Sams. Her dad waited looking out over the beautiful rolling hills and reflected on the years spent raising his little girl. He had lost his mother not too long ago and little did he know, Sam had a photo of the three of them embroidered on a hanker-chief for him to put in the pocket over his heart. She told him, this way, when he walked her down the aisle, his mother would be with him the whole way.

We were all crying.

All of us.

I’m surprised any of it is in focus. Thanks, Sony for that good ol’ autofocus!

Off to the second, first look! – ha!

Then it was time to see her husband to be, Justin, and start their portraits with their crew.

After the first look the nerves tend to calm and everyone is ready to celebrate their friends as they promise themselves to a life filed with love and laughter.

The Ceremony – Fat Bottom Brewery

If you haven’t considered a wedding at a brewery – let us take this time to change your mind! DANG was it a cool venue! One of the newer ones in Nashville as well.

As you can imagine, the ceremony was just as emotional as Samantha and Justin read their emotional vows to each other in front of all their loved ones. They both have such a gift with words.

The party!

The reception was filled with love, laughter and some of the weirdest dance moves we’ve ever seen! I’m still laughing thinking about them. These two enjoyed every second of celebrating with everyone they loved. We had a BLAST capturing it!

We’re so glad we met Sam & Justin and know they will be in our lives for a long time to come!

Here’s a little teaser of their best day ever!



xo, J&K

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