First looks are the unsung hero of wedding photography. I know that traditions and superstitions can get in the way of allowing room for new ideas, but if we open our minds we can find a whole new world of emotions. This first look allowed Blake and Kristina to enjoy just a few intimate moments together in their backyard before tying the knot. The emotions were definitely high. I'm finding it harder every time to keep my composure during these first looks. We have had the chance to find out just HOW MUCH these two truly love each other, so we could all feel the emotions building as we approached Mr. and Mrs. Duerson's first look. As the festivities wrapped up, not only did they have a gorgeous sparkle send off from their first home, but we ended the night with their favorite date. Nothing compares to sipping coffee and kissing your true love.