You have been browsing Pinterest, looking at Photographer galleries, and have a few ideas of your own as far as how the wedding photo-shoot goes. But, what if there are a few things you missed; maybe a few things you wouldn’t have even thought about? Most photographers will be able to help you on the fly, but what if you had some of their advice ahead of time so you could better plan it out?
Each day for the next week we will be releasing our top five photography tips.
“Should we do a first look?”
There is quite the populace that wants that magical moment when they first see their spouse on their wedding day, and often they opt for the traditional route of not seeing each other until the ceremony itself. Some couples love it that way, but it also brings it’s share of difficulties.
“I want it to be magical when we first see each other.” The ceremony itself can be quite stressful, especially if you have troubles being in front of people. We hear it from married couples frequently where they just wanted to run into their spouses arms, but they were walking down the aisle and it would have been inappropriate for the ceremony. Instead we have what we call the First Look. This is where we set a place and time for both of you to see each other away from the crowd where you can be yourself.
During the ceremony the photographers usually are allowed to be there, but they must go as unnoticed as possible. This means we typically get pushed to the back, or locked into a seat and can’t use any flash. This means photos of your magical moment won’t be as amazing as they could be. In our first look this means that we can set up lighting, and we have free range of movement to capture the perfect shot.
If the ceremony is not until two and you can’t see each other until then there is a lot of time spent with one hiding while the other takes group photos, then a rush after the wedding to fit in all the couple photos. All the while trying not to take up too much time or else the guests are going to be waiting too long at the reception hall. Having the first look before the ceremoney means you have all the time you need before the guests arrive and you are put you on a time clock. And since your hair and makeup have been so recently done you won’t have to worry about guests smudging makeup, or accidentally messing with your hair while hugging.
Check out Corey and Adell’s wedding photos, including their first look.
June 18, 2015
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