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Wedding Dance at Belmont County Club

A first look is an opportunity for a couple to see each other in a special private reveal before the ceremony. Photographed from a distance, of course. It calms the nerves and jitters and couples say it does not take away from that magically moment as the bride walks down the isle at all. Ren and Nick saw each other on the front porch of the mansion at Belmont Country club. Her dress was absolutely stunning and twirled beautifully. So, they tried a little dancing so Nick could see her spin. Resulting in one of my all time favorite wedding day candids. My direction was to look at each other and they did the rest. Belmont Country Club is one of my favorite wedding venues, the light and the mansion are so beautiful and provide so many backdrops for wedding pictures. And it's so much fun when a couple like Ren and Nick love the venue too and place a priority on pictures and using all the pretty spaces. It's best to take pictures ahead of time before guests fill the mansion. Nick and Ren have such a fun story, they met at a wedding when Nick saw what he wanted and went after it. The rest is history, as they say. He won Ren's heart. Nick has a bit of a quirky personality and it was so much to capture that in pictures. It always makes for better pictures when you let your personality show. An engagement session also helped me get to know Ren and Nick so I knew what to expect from them and could capture their personalities well.

Location: Belmont Country Club - Ashburn, VA.