What is a First Look?
The First look is a private, intimate time, before the ceremony. It is a time where the bride and groom get to have a “First Look” at each other before anyone else. There is no audience; just the bride, groom, and your photographer(s) to capture the sweet moment. This time can be anywhere; outside the venue, in the garden, in the hotel in the lobby, next to the horse-drawn carriage that brought you to the venue, or any other place you can imagine. But why have a first look?
1. It Helps You Feel Calmer
Once you see each other for the first time, your nerves will begin to calm. Then, you can truly enjoy the rest of your day. You will be able to relax and remember more moments of your wedding day. Your photographer will have better shots of the bride walking down the aisle because the bride won’t look as nervous!
2. It Frees up More Time.
Once you have your first look, you can complete your Bride and Groom shots early and have more time to spend with your guests during cocktail hour. You can also do most, if not all, of your wedding party shots before the ceremony freeing up even more time.
3. It Creates More Photo Options.
Having a first look gives you the opportunity to take photos in a different location, giving you even more photos to choose from after the wedding. This is especially helpful when the time comes for you to choose photos for your album or prints for your home.
4.You Will Get Amazing Reaction Photos.
When there is no one around but the two of you, and your photographer of course, your groom will have the freedom to truly express his emotions. A first look will make it easier to capture your groom’s reaction. This is because the photographer is typically more focused on the bride as she walks down the aisle during the ceremony.
5. You Get to Share a Truly Magical Moment Together.
Your first look will be one of the first moments, if not the first moment, you get to share together on your wedding day. That alone makes your first look special. But imaging having that private moment before your special day takes off. That will be something to remember and treasure for a lifetime.
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