Welcome to our For Brides Series where we tackle questions most of our brides have about the planning of their wedding! Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate (my personal favorite) and enjoy!
First looks are something that may seem a bit intimidating at first. Some see them as faux pas or bad luck. We see them as somethings that dreams are made of! Seriously!
My precious mama (second shooter extraordinaire by the way) had a first look in 1988! What a trend setter she was!
First looks are purely time before the ceremony to steal away together and capture the most intimate, precious, and priceless moments of seeing each other for the very first time. (I promise that no one has had a black cat run in front of them because of this! ;)
How does a first look work?
Both the photographer and assistant will arrive early to the venue and find a secluded location for the first look. We will position the groom and bring the bride down to meet him. Both photographers will be off a distance away to give the bride and groom time to chat and look at each other! Once the bride and groom have acknowledged the photographers, gorgeous portraits will begin being taken.
Simple as that! This is uninterrupted, private time between the bride and groom. Only you, your hubby to be, and photographers will be there.
First looks also help calm nerves and gets your reception started on time, as guests won’t have to wait too long for the bride and groom to get their photos taken after the ceremony.
Our clients have shared with us that a first look was the best choice they made about their wedding day! Here is Danielle, a bride who chose to have a first look, and her words about the experience!
"Marcus and I grew more and more excited about our first look as our wedding day approached. And it was everything we dreamed. It provided us an intimate, quiet, and private moment to see each other for the last time as we were and for the first time as what we had waited so long to be."
There you have it! Right from this eloquent bride's experience!
We hope that you will consider a first look as the big cherry on top of your fabulous wedding day!
love and laughter,