Whether you’re a traditional bride or not, every one should consider a First Look on their wedding day. There’s a lot of buzz on the subject and, as a photographer, I feel my two cents is of value here.
Your wedding day will fly by. The moments, the memories and the special details will be overcome by anxiously awaiting your walk down the isle. Imagine if you were able to spend a few moments together before the ceremony, to be able to look into each others eyes and to absorb the moment with no one else there (except a ninja photographer). A private, romantic and emotional union that will allow all the nervousness to escape so that you are able to fully enjoy and appreciate your wedding ceremony. Imagine being able to capture this moment. The real, raw and true emotions displayed through professional photographs that will bring the memories of this day to life each time you look at them.
A First Look is a collaborative effort between the B&G and photographer (preferably Mirrored Images 😉 ) to set up the perfect scene to execute this amazing moment in time. The emotion of seeing each other for the first time is still captured, but the impact is far greater during a First Look.
When deciding if a first look is right for you, remember the following:
*Your hair and make up will be fresh and picture perfect.
*You’ll be able to finish majority of your wedding pictures prior to the ceremony which means you get to the reception faster!
*There are no distractions to take away from your moment together.
So there you have it. Granted, time lines don’t always play out as planned but a First Look will put you at the reception mingling with your guests and starting the party off at least one hour before a bride without a First Look.
(First Look example was taken during a wedding I photographed with Sarah Rominger Photography out of Asheville, NC)