What's a "first look"?
First looks are becoming a new trend at weddings. They are emotional,
intimate and raw. Its a short portrait session where the B&G to (+
the photographer) see each other before the wedding. It a very private
moment where both of you are freshly dressed, makeup and hair is in its
prime condition, and there is no crowd, no rushing, just a sweet moment
One of the benefits to shooting a "first look" is that
if your ceremony is later in the day, you may not have time for natural
light portraits after you are married. The other benefit is that you
will have more time to spend with your guests at cocktail hour. Formals
usually happen after the ceremony, but before/during cocktail hour. A
large chunk of the cocktail hour is usually spent on family formals and
the B&G portraits.
Many of my brides prefer not to break
tradition with seeing the groom before the wedding, but it truly is your
day and something you and your other half should discuss prior to the
Here is a helpful article.