When looking back on your wedding day, you want to remember the most important day of your life shared with friends, family, and loved ones. The excitement of walking down the isle, taking your first dance together as husband and wife and cutting the cake. While all of these moments are important for photographers to capture, we often under look the importance of a first look.
What is a first look?
A first look is when a bride and a groom meet prior to the ceremony and the photographer captures the first time they will see each other on their big day. The photographer is able to catch your genuine reaction. The first look provides a very sweet and intimate moment that takes you momentarily away from the running around to reconnect with the person you’re about to marry on your most special day.
Why Should I Do A First Look?
The day of your wedding can be a whirlwind from getting ready, to getting married, to mingling with all of your guests, first dance, toasts, dinner, and a bouquet toss before you know it, the wedding is over. You want your photographer to be able to capture you in the moment in addition to portrait shots that will last a lifetime. The first look allows you to have more time with guests and loved ones. Instead of taking photos during cocktail hour, you can enjoy cocktail hour, win win!
What If I Don’t Do A First Look?
Some brides choose not to do a first look and if that’s your prerogative, that’s okay! But hear us out, a first look is a special moment between you and your fiancé. If you want to leave your significant other in suspense for when you walk down the isle, opt for a faux first look. The photographer will be able to capture the both of you together and it will you still be able to share the moment.
No one regrets a first look but you can regret not having one so it’s important speak with your photographer for the best option for you.
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