First Looks aka The Reveal
This is where the bride and groom see each other before the wedding. We cannot stress how very important it is to do this for your wedding. This improves the flow of your day and the happiness of your guests which makes you, the bride and groom, happier and more at ease. As you can see from these photos we still make it special. We take photos of you two seeing each other for the first time then we give you a few minutes alone to just be together and enjoy the day. Then, you tell us you are ready and we take some beautiful action shots of the two of you then move on to have you join your wedding party to celebrate your day and get some beautiful, photos of you all having fun!
We always encourage our clients to have a first look on their wedding day and every time they follow our advice on this they say, “Thank you, it was really nice to be able to spend more time with my fiancé on our wedding day and it really broke the ice and helped me relax before our ceremony.”
You will still get that excitement in the pit of your stomach when you see each other for the first time and you’ll get it again when you walk down the aisle. We will capture all the emotion both times but the first look time won’t have the backs of peoples heads and your groom holding a straight face that you can’t read because he’s trying to be stoic in front of all of your guests.
Our clients are passionate about artistic, gorgeous photography just like we are. In order for us to be able to capture you at your best we need time. Time to find the best lighting or create it, put you in stunning locations, have you focus on us and your fiancé to create gorgeous photos for you.
Time is very important to create the very best art starring you and to create memorable moments of the two of you celebrating with your bridal party. We want you to enjoy your day. Take in all the beauty the day has to offer and remember it. This is the day you have dreamt of and planned for. Make the most of it.
So, the argument is that some people want to stay with tradition. I’ve heard it said that this particular tradition came from arranged marriages where neither the bride nor the groom had even met yet. The idea was that they wouldn’t be able to see the other then run away once they were walking down the aisle. Rest assured that your fiancé will not be wearing running shoes on your wedding day because so far 100% of our clients have met each other before their wedding day.
So, the moral of this story is…Have a first look! The first look is the best idea ever! You will love having a first look!
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Yes, we can shoot a wedding without a first look but EVERY photographer will tell you that a first look is the best way to go.