Tuesday Tips: The First Look

I know: half of you are reading this saying, "what's a first look?" More and more frequently, brides and grooms are seeing each other before the wedding ceremony, even if their religion doesn't dictate doing so.  It takes the pressure off, and allows a lot more time for photos.   Plus this leaves time for the bride and groom to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests!

If you plan to see each other before the ceremony, ask your photographer and videographer about staging a First Look.  We've been doing this for several years now, and it just gets better and better! Here are some tips for getting great photos and videos:

  • Choose a great location for your first look.  It should be interesting but private.
  • Ask your bridal party to wait in the distance so that you two can have a few private moments together.
  • Be prepared to cry - both of you.  Have tissues handy!
  • Be sure to talk to your wedding pros in advance.  They may have ideas for locations at your venue that will look great.