To do a first look or not to do a first look? That is the question. Recently first looks have become a very popular trend at weddings. For those of you who don't know, a first look is when the Bride and Groom see each other before the ceremony. Usually the only people present at the first look are the Bride, Groom, and photographers. A first look is an extremely special moment to photograph because you get to capture the reaction on the Groom's face as he sees his Bride in her wedding dress for the first time. It is such an intimate moment that is usually filled with smiles, tears, kisses, and excitement.
But the question is should you do a first look? Is it worth spoiling the surprise of him seeing you for the first time as you are walking down the aisle? Here are our thoughts:
This photo was taken at a wedding we recently photographed at the Historic Monumental Church in Richmond, Virginia.
This photo was taken at a wedding we photographed in Doswell, Virginia.
There are so many different ways to share a special moment with your Groom before the ceremony without him actually seeing you in your wedding dress. You might consider writing each other private notes that you both read right before the ceremony starts. Holding hands around the corner of a wall is another great option and can make for some very intimate photographs.