Monday, March 26, 2012

See him before the wedding?

A new wedding day tradition (for Austin, anyways) that I am starting to see is the "first look".  This is where the bride and groom have a private moment (usually with just the photographer) for them to get that first look at each other before the wedding. I have found this a fairly common ocurrence with East Coast weddings that I have photographed. I have found that I really like

this event as there is great anticipation and wonderful, wonderful expressions and joy when they turn and first see each other. We take a few photos then I give them a few private moments to visit together. Another benefit is that once the look has happened then we can go right into the formal photos ahead of the wedding and then there is no or very little delay between the ceremony and the bride and groom's enjoying their cocktail hour or reception. What are your thoughts on the "first look" vs no look?