How would my “first look” look like??**
You’re away from guests, details, and things that might distract you from the sweetness of the moment. You’re away in a beautifully picked out private place. Most likely your groom has his back to the location in which you will come in and meet him. You walk in and tap him on the shoulder and he turns around to finally get his first look at you and not only does he get to see you… he can hold you… cry with you…. kiss you… and ENJOY that moment with you for as LONG as you both want. You can twirl around to show off your dress to him and enjoy his response. All the while we are there to capture EACH of your reactions using long lenses as to not be intrusive or interrupt your special time. We stay back at a distance but close enough to capture the moments, but we are still far enough away for it to be private. When you’re ready to begin taking pictures then YOU will let us know when you’ve had enough time to calm your nerves and enjoy your moment. That moment is yours and yours alone. You can read one another private vows if you want, exchange a gift, a card, pray – anything at all – or nothing but simply seeing one another.
Now you aren’t in a time crunch, you’re free to move into your couple portraits. No one is around, parents and well meaning guests aren’t watching your every move as the camera clicks and you can breathe and be natural. It’s just the two of you and us….. capturing the excitement and the joy of your wedding day. From our experience at our own wedding without a first look you never get that time alone on your wedding day until you’re in your getaway car.
FROM REAL BRIDE CAMILLA: “I had my reservations about doing a first look. I had always dreamed of my husband seeing me for the first time while walking down the aisle. I was afraid that doing a first look would take away from that special moment. However, I am extremely glad we chose to do the first look! I did not realize how nervous I was during the day, but once I was able to talk and pray with Andrew, I felt so much more at ease. The wedding day carries a plethora of emotions, but there is something special about spending a few moments of stillness with your best friend. Logistically speaking, I really liked being able to take pictures with Andrew, our families and bridal parties before the ceremony. This allowed us to enjoy our cocktail hour and our guests!”