A First Look is a created moment, before the ceremony, where the photographer arranges and captures that magic moment of the couple seeing each other for the first time.
Doing a 'First Look'
A First Look is great to have a personal and private first moment together on the wedding day. It produces amazing photos as it is choreographed, the couple is fresh-faced, and it is an intimate moment captured. The photographer has chosen a scenic location with no obstructions and cameras are ready. Having a First Look also gives you more photo options on the wedding day as it allows couple portraits to be taken before the ceremony and not restricted to the time after the ceremony when you may want to take family photos or change outfits. Of course this means you need to make time before your ceremony to take these photos, which may mean you move your 'getting ready' time earlier.
The Traditional Way
For those who prefer to keep it traditional, saying 'you can't see the bride before the wedding', means that the first moment of seeing each other will be shared with all of your loved ones, accompanied by beautiful music, and be immediately followed by a gradual walk into the center of the room before you state your commitments before all. This makes your ceremony that much more special and shares your moment with everyone. In this scenario if you want some 'couple-only' photos done you will need to make time for that after the ceremony and step away from the action to get those portraits done.
On you go!
Now it is up to you which sounds more like your style. I see the majority of couples opting for 'First Look' photos. Want to sort out what is the right match for you, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We are here to help. Enjoy your wedding day!