This picture was during their first look.
I recommend a first look for every couple on their wedding day. It allows the bride and groom a very intimate moment before their busy day ahead of them.
There are many pros to the first look but here are a few:
1. You don't miss out on cocktail hour.
- When you look at your wedding album or photos to hang on your living room wall, the most important ones are probably the ones of the bride and groom together. Doing a first look will free up time, normally taken after the ceremony, for bride + groom portraits. Once you’re done, you can enjoy your cocktail hour without having to worry about missing out on mingling with your lovely guests, as a result, the photographer is able to get more candid photos as well.
- First looks can be done anywhere. You have the option to choose the backdrop/scenery and lighting. You can also determine the energy around you, whether you want to make it very intimate, just the two of you, or you can have the bridal party surround you, which can be very energetic and cheerful, as opposed to seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony, where you have no control over lighting and everything else around you.
3. More Time Together.
- You have more than just the 60 seconds that you walk down the aisle to really soak in this special moment that you’ve been waiting for so long. And to be able to take the time and say to each other “OMG, we’re getting married!” or to hear "You look stunning tonight!" "You take my breathe away!", it’s priceless. This is something you won’t get the chance to do during the ceremony.