What the hell is a first look?
First looks are an emerging trend in weddings that’s perfect for emotive couples who tend to lean towards non-traditional timelines. So what is it exactly? While in a traditional Western wedding, the couple first sees each other in their most stunning formal wear at the altar, couples that have a first look share those gazes privately before the ceremony. By being private, it’s a special, emotional, and intimate moment free of distractions.
Is a first look right for you?
A first look isn’t right for everyone. If you don’t wear your heart on your sleeve, then it might not be the best fit for you. And that’s okay! It’s not for everyone. But for everyone else? First looks offer a lot.
It is a more private, intimate moment shared between you and your partner without a whole audience.
Especially for expressive couples, the images from this moment are incredibly beautiful. As a photographer, I have more freedom to select a stunning setting at the venue and ensure beautiful lighting to deliver the highest quality, cinematic moments.
When you see each other early in the day, other moments like posed family photos can happen earlier as well. This gives more flexibility in your time frame so you can enjoy your cocktail hour!
If you’re shy, you don’t have to ooze all those feelings and cry all those happy tears in front of your guests.
How to prepare for a first look?
Communicate to me that you’d like one and we will make sure to carve time out for it. You should reserve about an hour after getting ready.