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  • Writer's pictureGonzalo Novoa

What is a wedding's "First Look"

Updated: Jan 3

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A wedding's "First Look" is by far one of the best ways to achieve candid, intimate heartwarming wedding photos for a couple.

A "First Look" is a great way to get beautiful images and have an intimate moment between you and your loved one.

So, What is the "First Look"?

When it comes to weddings, the "First Look" is a very intimate moment where the bride and groom see each other before the wedding ceremony. It's a special moment to enjoy each other's company before the rush of the rest of the day.

As your wedding photographer, I will set you guys up at the right angles and give you some clever cues so we can create some amazing images in fact, much of the wall art our couples pick comes from their first look. as the images truly reflect a sense of awe and wonder between the couple.

During our consultation, we'll discuss the location and any other details to make this little private moment a memorable time.

How long do the "First Look" photos take?

Generally speaking, somewhere between 5 to 10 minutes. We'll work the details to fit it nicely into your wedding timeline. Timing is everything to make sure that your wedding ceremony happens at the correct time, that way we'll have time for every important part of the day. A great wedding planner will make sure we have enough time for some amazing wedding pictures.

Should you have a "First Look"?

  • Do you want to have a private, emotional moment between you and your soon-to-be spouse?

  • Do you want to share your thoughts and feelings with your loved one without being the centre of attention?

  • Do you want to create beautiful images that you'll treasure for the rest of your life?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, then it's very likely that a first look during your wedding is something that you and your other half will appreciate. Just say the words and we'll make it so.


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