What is a first look? This has been frequently asked by our brides and grooms. As photographers, we set up a first look moment for the couple to meet each other for the first time before the wedding ceremony. Sometimes the couple would have photographers to pick a discrete location where the families and friends are away so that they enjoy the private moment to see each other in wedding gown and suit. Ok, but some couples would love to have their wedding party witness the moment, that's totally fine:)
The photographers will have the groom look away while the bride walks towards him. Usually the bride would tap the groom's shoulder and the groom turns around to see the beautiful bride for the first time. The photographers capture his reaction when he sees her. This short session is usually followed by some romantic couple portraits and wedding party photos.
The beautiful part about first look is that the couple could keep the most emotional moment just for two of them. Sometimes our grooms get very emotional when he sees her. Without a first look, a groom sometimes cries in front of his guests at the ceremony. But with first look, the couple will look totally relaxed and comfortable when their guests arrive. Also, first look will be a great photo opportunity for romantic portraits. If the couple are getting busy with guests after the ceremony, they at least secure some good couple photos during first look session. So as photographer, we highly recommend a first look session before the wedding ceremony.
Here we selected some first look wedding photos from our portfolio. Hope you guys enjoy!