When I was driving to the gym yesterday morning I listened to Scott Mills chatting away about wedding ‘First Looks’. More the video element, but the concept seemed to bemuse him, before I switched him off I made a note to share a little more here. So if, like Scott, you are wondering what the fuss is, let me share….
A ‘First Look’, is when the you and your almost hubby are photographed seeing each other for the first time. Before you say I do, prior to the wedding ceremony you get your last ‘not married yet snog’ and to check each other out in private.
Before you walk down the aisle you meet alone*. It has long been a tradition in the US, and it is slowly gaining popularity here in the UK. *well with my camera and I lurking discretely naturally
It can be intimate and romantic to see each other for the first time before you walk down the aisle. You’re also looking super fresh, hair and make up just finished. I’ll help set it up, so get hubby-to-be in the perfect position, somewhere with great light and where you won’t be seen by guests. Then when he is ready with his back turned, I’ll head away to be out of earshot and have my long lens. You’ll walk over and when you say to turn around, you’ll get that special moment just for the two of you.
Being able to cuddle, kiss and talk, without the ceremony starting, is so precious. I’ll be in the distance leaving you to talk alone and sneakily photography your romantic natural moments.
I’ve filmed a little video of me chatting about First Looks in more detail. You can access it (plus loads of other goodies) in the free Bride’s Resource Library right here >>