The first look is a private and romantic time between the bride and groom. One person will stand and wait with their back turned and the other will walk up to them and when they turn around, and then the tears of joy ensue.
P R O S
1. More Time –
This first look time gives your photographer more time to capture those amazing moments that would be missed. It also allows us a little time to get some candid shots of you two interacting before the ceremony.
2. Stress Reducing –
Usually, couple portraits are done during portrait hours, on top of the tons of different photos we need to get, this first look allows enough time to grab most of the shots usually taken during portrait hour after the first look, making portrait hour quicker and less stressful for you and the photographer.
3. Private –
Instead of seeing each-other for the first time in front of 100+ people, you will see each other in front of close friends, and will have time to interact with each other instead of having the amazing first reveal be in front of everyone. Also, since we'll be able to get a better spot for taking photos we can capture more artistic angles of the couple meeting for the first time!
C O N S
1. Later Portraits make for Better Light –
Early in the day lighting can look harsh and not complement the skin, this being said, we always make it work and come out the other side with amazing photos!
2. You'll miss cocktail hour –
This is very commons, however, some find it very important to socialize with their guests during cocktail hour. We always say "conversations last 5 minutes, photos last a lifetime".
3. Another location might be needed –
First looks are always an amazing option if you have the right location for it, personally, my favorite location for a first look is a park!
Hopefully, this helped you make your decision, if not, feel free to chat with me about is :)
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* inspired by Lena Mirisola