Hey there folks! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As a wedding photographer, I want to share with you why doing a first look is not only a great idea for your wedding day, but also a smart choice from a photographer’s standpoint.
For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a first look is a moment where you and your partner see each other for the first time before the ceremony. It’s a private, intimate moment where the couple can express their emotions freely, without an audience.
Firstly, a first look allows for a more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day. It can help calm any nerves and anxiety that come with walking down the aisle in front of a crowd. By seeing each other before the ceremony, you’ll have a chance to connect and share a quiet moment together before the whirlwind of the day begins. Plus, it can help with timing – once the first look is done, we can take all the group photos and some portraits before the ceremony and then you can have more time at your reception after the ceremony.
From a photographer’s perspective, a first look provides us with an opportunity to capture some truly stunning and emotional shots. We’ll be able to document your genuine reactions to seeing each other for the first time. And because it’s a private moment, we can move around to get different angles and perspectives to capture every single detail.
Lastly, a first look can also give you more time to enjoy your cocktail hour and reception. Instead of spending an hour taking portraits, we can finish some of them beforehand, and you’ll be able to relax and celebrate with your guests. Trust me, you’ll want to have as much time as possible to mingle and dance with your loved ones!
In conclusion, a first look is a fantastic idea for your wedding day – not just for the intimate and emotional moment it creates, but also for the stunning and unique photos it allows us to capture. So, don’t be afraid to consider it! Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life, and a first look can help make it even more special.