The first look, the initial glance or the secret peek that you share with your second half is known as the most emotional moment of the wedding day.
You may wonder why.
The explanation is simple. Not only do you see them in a different light because of their elegant attire, but also because it is the very moment when you realise that this is the person you’re about to say ‘yes’ to, and spend the rest of your life with.
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So how to capture this magical moment in your wedding pictures?
Make it planned, yet candid
Even though it may seem hard to achieve natural shots, while planning them from the beginning, it is possible.
In the end you’re not planning the emotion, just the setup.
What’s the most important during the first look photo shoot? Focus on your wants and share them with your wedding photographers. Not only will they be able to help you decide on the best way to achieve these magical frames, they will also get to know your vision.
How to plan the big moment?
Choose a meeting spot which will be quite close to the ‘getting ready’ venue or the ceremony. Also, think about the vibe that the spot is supposed to have. Is it to be romantic? Is it on the lap of nature? Or, is it close to your hearts? Making this decision will guarantee the most ‘you’ shots.
While choosing the spot for the first look photo shoot, think (once again) about its location. Is it sufficiently secluded to make you feel comfortable enough to truly show your deepest emotions?
It is a common knowledge that once the moment happens, all the inner restrains usually disappear. However, still there are people who may feel too exposed and even more camera-shy in this beautiful, yet stressful situation.
Also, you want this moment to be about you two. You don’t need an audience or a crowd behind you.
Lights, camera, action!
… if it’s going to get emotional, you want your emergency helper around you. This is why we advise you to take one trusted person with you to the first look photo shoot, except for your wedding photographer, of course.
It can be one of your parents, your mutual friend or one of your siblings. This person will hold your tissues, and be responsible for touching up your make-up after the photo shoot.
Trust us, you are going to need this 😉
The first look pictures show the purest emotions and you want to capture them exactly this way. In the end, all that really matters is this initial reaction that you’re going to share. And you two and your wedding photographer can create something truly fairy tale like.