Superstition aside, many couples are forgoing the tradition of avoiding each other before the wedding and instead electing for a “First Look” reveal.
Modern couples love it because this intimate moment leads to powerful, emotional footage and gives them a few precious minutes of solitude before wedding begins.
Some ceremony locations will often restrict the video/photo team from the altar area which can make getting a first-reaction shot of the groom difficult. A First Look reveal is the perfect solution!
Get inspired for your own first-look shoot by checking out our favorite ideas!
This is such a fun idea if most of your bridesmaids have not seen you in your dress yet. They’ve been there for you through thick and thin, and on your wedding day, your girls will be there once again to ooh and ahh!
…or Grandpa, Mom, a special loved one, or even your pet! Take some extra time to stage a memorable First Look with them.
Make It Personal
Stage a fun background, handwrite a note to your partner or try different poses before the big reveal! This will amplify the moment, allowing more emotions to be captured.
Having a separate dress for the First Look is a great alternative if you still want to the have the traditional walk-down-the-aisle look.
This allows the bride to reveal her hair/makeup first as a lead up to the big wow moment. And since you will be in your wedding dress for most of the day, switching it up is a fun way to add variety to your shots.
While the “First Look” is a fairly new trend in the world of weddings, some couples are already innovating the idea . The “First Touch” concept involves couples hold hands around some form of partition or the bide putting her hands on the grooms shoulder before the big reveal.
One of the best parts about capturing a wedding are the amazing First Look moments – the reactions, expressions, and words are extraordinary. Check out how the First Look was shot and integrated into Remy and Brett’s wedding video!
Now it’s your turn to weigh in: Leave a comment and tell us whether you’re doing a First Look or choosing to wait until after the ceremony!