There is something beautiful about seeing your bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle knowing that at the end of the walk you’ll pledge ‘till death do us part.’ You’ll enter the church separately as Ms. and Mr. and you’ll leave as Mr. & Mrs. The wait, while she walks down the long aisle, is breathtaking. The joy and excitement of the family and friends is palpable. The smiling (or crying) groom is almost always a given. You’ll meet each other at the altar and somehow you’ll gather yourself and remain poised for the ceremony.
Alternatively, the first look allows you to see each other before the wedding, in private. You can see, feel, touch, embrace, cry and bond in a way that is authentic to the two of you. This may be the only opportunity to have a private moment for the entire wedding day….until that night, of course. It’s intimate and comforting. Tears, laughs or both are shared. You’ll have ample time for bride and groom portraits, then separate again to refresh and get ready for the walk down the aisle, which is always just as exciting.
A few bonus’ with the first look.
- You’ll never be late for the wedding because the entire bridal party will be ready long before it’s time to say ‘I do.’
- The time between the ceremony and the reception can be more relaxing. By then, only a few images need to be captured. You’ll likely get a chance to eat before the wedding, freshen up and enjoy each other before the reception begins.
I will honor which ever option a couple chooses and will create equally stunning images.
A few months ago I created a video on this very topic. It’s only 4 minutes but you may find some value in watching it.
Pru loves capturing all the emotions of your wedding day. Contact her to book wedding photography.