Happy #WeddingWednesday Blue Rose Beauties! We have had the pleasure of capturing weddings for over two decades now and like a fine wine they just keep getting better with time! Weddings have been perfected in ways that maximize intimacy and simplify the celebration timeline and doing a First Look is a magnificent & modern example of the process evolving into perfection.
A First Look is a pre-arranged moment before the ceremony where the couple get to see each other for the first time in a private place, away from family and friends. This creates the perfect environment for us as photographers to capture that moment- just for them. They are becoming immensely popular and we want to share our top 3 reasons why you might want to consider it for your celebration!
1. Savor Every Second
We want you to live in the moment and be present with your guests. A First Look gives you the flexibility to get a lot of your portraits out of the way so you can get back to celebrating with those that you love most while also giving you more meaningful alone time as a couple on your wedding day. It is a win- win situation! You simply cannot beat the joy and excitement of that initial first glance, shared between just the two of you.
2. Cool, Calm & Collected
Emotions expressed, without stress or worry is exactly what a First Look can be! Your wedding is one of the biggest and most significant days of your life and we have found that a lot of couples can experience some nerves just before the ceremony. Even those that thought they would be stoic suddenly get a little weak in the knees. However, time and time again we see the stress melt away just after the couple sees each other for the first time at their First Look. It is almost as if a weight is lifted off their shoulders and the rest of the wedding day activities become so much more enjoyable and carefree.
3. More Stunning Photos
As photographers we are bias, but this is our favorite reason for considering a First Look. We want to have every opportunity to capture exquisite photos for you and doing a First Look gives us significantly more time to do just that. Carving out this time also allows us to photograph you while your hair and makeup are at peak perfection and the tux is freshly pressed and looking sharp. Logistically speaking, doing a First Look will also give us more time for family and wedding party portraits after the ceremony capitalizing on that beautiful golden hour sun for any last outdoor candid photos. You will never regret taking extra care to ensure each moment is captured perfectly with no rushing involved.
We realize doing a First Look is not for everyone, but we hope you have a better understanding of the positive outcomes of spending a beautiful moment together with no pressure and no one watching. Very relaxed and genuine emotion will inspire photos that capture a historic moment in time, in an intentional and ultra-intimate fashion!
Ready to start officially planning your wedding? Booking your photographer is a major step in the right direction! Get in touch with us by clicking here, we would love to chat with you!