A ‘first look’ is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony! I strongly encourage all of my wedding clients to at least consider a ‘first look.’ Every couple that has chosen to do so has said it’s one of the best decisions they have made. This provides a few extra emotional moments for the couple while I’m photographing from a short distance. These are always the most romantic unforgettable images from the wedding day. We then immediately move into photographing bride and groom portraits.
The day passes by so quickly for the bride and groom – this helps provide an extra special memory. Trust me, all the emotions are still present when the bride walks down the aisle. This also provides time to capture all of the family and wedding party portraits before the ceremony. The bride and groom normally arrive to their reception within 20 minutes (or less) opposed to an hour plus with all the portraits taken after the ceremony. Ultimately, the decision is yours.
A few examples of bride and groom portraits from couples that decided on the first look.
And an extra sneak peek from Callie & Matt’s wedding this past weekend!