When done right a First Look is absolutely amazing. Are you thinking about doing a first look?
What is a first look you ask? Some of us in the industry forget that most people are not even sure what a first look is. So let me begin by explaining it:
The First Look: simply put this is when the couple sees each other before the wedding ceremony in a carefully choreographed private moment. This is done in lieu of seeing each other for the first time at the wedding ceremony
A first look is typically arranged well in advance of the wedding day with the photographer and wedding planner for the couple to see each other in private and capture those moments before the ceremony. This is worked into the timeline of the wedding day to make sure there is plenty of time allowed. The pictures captured are always amazing and will be cherished forever but not everyone is a huge fan of this concept. It was often thought that seeing each other before the wedding ceremony was bad luck. That is not the case for all couples any more. It is often one of the favorites parts of their wedding day. That being said- a first look is not something that is right or wrong in terms of etiquette. It is something that you as a couple just need to decide is right for you or now.
There are obvious pluses and minus to this part of a wedding so I thought a blog about this idea might come in useful for those of you who are trying to make up your mind about wether this will work for you or not.
Before you make up your mind up on whether a first look is right for you take a look at E & M's first look on Plum Island this past September. Photographer extraordinaire Zac Wolf of Zac Wolf Photography and I worked together to create this perfect, happy tears and laughter filled first look.... see for your self...
A first look may not be for everyone on their wedding day. Do what feels right for you as a couple. But trust me whether it is when you are on the aisle moments away from saying your I Do's or when you are turning around at your first look that feeling that you will get, the emotion that will come over you when you see your soulmate, the person you want nothing more than to spend the rest of your life with ail be amazing. I promise you that.
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