Wedding Photography – Are First Looks Important?
Many of my wedding photography couples have asked whether or not they should have a first look. A first look is when you have your wedding photography before the ceremony. Traditionally you won’t see each other until after the ceremony but in a first look you will see each other and do the wedding photography before all the formal proceedings instead of after. I know that they are a little untraditional but there are some benefits of first look wedding photography below.
- Your wedding day will be so busy. By having a first look, it helps to calm down the day a bit. Instead of trying to rush around to get everyone together and have wedding pictures taken between the wedding ceremony and wedding reception while your guests are waiting, you’ll have that time to relax and enjoy your guests and not have to worry about being late to your reception. We can do all of the main bridal party wedding photography portraits before the ceremony even begins. Your hair and makeup will still be perfect because it will have been finished recently too. The only formal wedding photography photos that will be done will be the family and group photos after the wedding ceremony.
- A first look also gives you a very special, intimate moment with your new spouse. If you are nervous or stressed out, this will especially help to relax you, and your spouse can comfort you and let you know it will all be OK.
- Even if you have a first look, your husband will be just as happy to see you walking down the aisle and you’ll still take his breath away. Don’t worry that you’ll be spoiling the moment by seeing him prior to the ceremony.
So a having your first look wedding photography can allow you to have more time with your guests. The day flies by and quite often my wedding clients felt they didn’t get enough of a chance to mingle with their guests.