Have You Considered a First Look Photo Session?
January 15, 2019
Wedding traditions have changed quite a lot in the last few years. For instance, it used to be absolutely forbidden for the groom to see the bride before the actual wedding ceremony – but these days, a lot of brides and grooms actively choose to take this into their own hands with a First Look photo session.
Why would you have such a photo shooting? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
- A First Look photo shooting can be really beautiful, and it can lead to truly emotional pictures. Plus, for those of you who are very anxious and nervous, being with your loved one can help you ease the nerves before the ceremony. If you’re afraid to cry and completely ruin your makeup for the rest of the day, a First Look photo session might be a good idea for you (even if you do cry during the photo shooting, you will still be able to retouch your makeup before the ceremony).
- Of course, time can be an advantage too. By shooting most of your pictures before the ceremony, you will have more time to spend with your guests after the actual “I DO” – either by jumping directly into the wedding reception or by holding a cocktail hour you can actually participate in.
- On the other hand, it is important to note that having a First Look photo shooting you will have to wake up earlier as well (so that you can fit it all in before the ceremony). For some of you, a photo session can also increase the nervousness and anxiety too – so if you think you will feel pressured by the presence of the camera and wedding party around you before the ceremony, you might want to reconsider whether or not you want to have a First Look photo session.
- Of course, you can settle for an “altered” version of the First Look photo shooting too. For instance, if you are worried that this will spoil the surprise during the ceremony, you can have a First Touch photo session (where you don’t actually see each other because you are facing opposite directions), or a First Look without all the accessories.
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