The First Look
A moment. A First Look. To do or not to do?
Becoming more prominent in the day of our couples is the first look. On their wedding day, a couple may choose to see each other for a First Look. In a private and intimate setting, the bride and groom see each other before any of the guests do. In more traditional times the bride and groom would not see each other until the moment she walks down the aisle.
Your wedding day is overflowing with emotions from the minute you wake. As you spend the morning with those who know you the best, to the moment you put on the dress, the tears and smiles come in waves. Sometimes the only way to settle those emotions is to be able to share a calming moment with your person before anyone else sees you.
To Create Time
Ask any couple we have worked with in planning, designing, and creating their wedding, and they will tell you, that the day itself goes exceptionally fast. We work closely with and usually months in advance with couples to create a day that seems to happen in the blink of an eye. The First Look allows the couple to take a moment while their photographer captures that raw moment, just the two of you. So once the ceremony is finished you can sip champagne and immerse yourself in those whom you want to spend time with on the day. Depending on the time of year you are saying ‘I Do’ a First Look can be the perfect opportunity to capture natural light. When the sun starts setting earlier there can be time constraints on the amount of day you have to soak up the natural light before the sun begins to set.
To Be Together
Traditionally walking down the aisle you first see each other from the opposite ends of the ceremony site. During a first look, it is just the two of you. No guests with phones trying to get the first shot or awkward hand claps as you make your way to be together. The ability to capture you both in the one frame when you first set eyes on your person that day, is something that can be difficult to capture once the day has already begun.
So that First Look was so beautifully organic, how can it be recreated during the ceremony? The Ceremony is another wave of emotions for a number of reasons. Surrounded by your nearest and dearest is warming but can also be nerve-racking. So many smiling faces all watching and waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle, can be overwhelming. The moment the bride walks down there will still be the rush of emotion, we are finally doing this, it is real, and we are here in this moment now. Those emotions will still be there.
The First Look is greatly personal and unique to each couple. Taking note of the benefits of a First Look and the type of couple you are is the only way to decide if the First Look is right for you both.
For a preview of our couple Kate + Ty’s First Look, head over to their Video here
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Photo and Film Heart and the Sea
Venue Kate’s Family Private Property