Lets chat about the First Look. This is a fairly modern idea that has been coming up more and more in wedding photography. The reason for a First Look came up because brides wanted more options when it came to formal pictures times. In the traditional wedding the groom sees the bride for the first time as she walks down the Isle. It’s romantic and epic right?
Reasons for to consider First Look
You visualize yourself walking down the isle and locking eyes with Mr Groom. But because we live in the 21st century and everyone has a cell phone with a camera, guess what will happen. Yes you guessed right. Most people are inclined to grab their phone and want to take pictures of you at the ceremony. Sometimes people go even further and want to film your special whimsical moment with their cell phone. Yikes. Think of 100 guest doing this all at once. I have seen it and oh boy it is a not a pretty sight. Everyone’s hands up in front of their faces or even worse in the middle of the isle. This is one of the reasons why many brides have chosen to do a first look.
Another reason why brides opt for a first look is because they want to honor someone who is very special to them, on their wedding day. Some of these people include dad, grandpa and bridemaids.
Last reason for a First Look is that the timeline you have created needs some wiggle room. Meaning, you may want to go to your cocktail hour and skip doing formal photos during cocktail hour. When you do a first look formal photos can be scheduled after the first look.
Option #1 First Look with Groom
When you have a First look with your groom it becomes an exciting intimate moment between the both of you. A moment of gentleness, pure emotions and a reminder of why you are both making this commitment in front of friends and family.
Option #2 First Look with Dad
A first look with your Dad is another special way to show someone you love how much they mean to you. In this scenario the groom will not be seeing you. But you can still have a tear filled and joyful moment with your hero and the person you admire… Dad. Brides that are very close to their fathers sometimes choose to do this as a way to honor their fathers in a special way on the wedding day.
Option #3 First Look with Bridesmaids
The first look with bridesmaids is a fun way to celebrate with your girls. The tribe that has been with you through thick and thin. The girls that have your back and are celebrating with you this special day. Sometimes brides choose this option when they prefer to get ready by themselves or with only their moms help. This is a great way to incorporate your bridesmaids into the getting ready process while still honoring mom as she will be the one helping you get into your wedding dress.
Option #4 First Look with Grandpa
The first look with grandpa is perfect for the bride that wants to honor her grandfather in a special way on the wedding day. If grandpa means the world to you and you want to make him feel special this is an idea you can incorporate in your wedding day. The photographs captured of grandpa and you will be for sure something you treasure for a lifetime.
I hope this was helpful to you and makes your wedding planning process easier. If you love this article please leave me a comment below with what option you liked the most.
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