Why You Should Consider Having A “First Look” | Fredericksburg Texas Wedding Photographer

The first look is a highly popular addition to many weddings day timelines. The first look or sneak peek is the moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first  time  on  their  wedding  day.  No  guests,  no  distractions.  It  is  a  very  special  moment that the bride and groom share that the photographer(s) capture with little to no interruptions.

Unlike the traditional reveal of the bride walking down the aisle as being the time when the couple sees each, the first look is a more intimate moment shared between just the bride and groom. You can actually look into each other’s eyes, which only makes the moment more genuine. The bride isn’t worried about not tripping down the aisle, the groom isn’t trying to hold it together in front of all their guest, it is a moment when the two of you can really take in and savor the moment of seeing each other just before you say your ‘I do’s’.

The first look captures the initial reaction of the bride and groom and allows the two to  act  naturally  when  seeing  each  other  for  the  first  time.  You  can  cry,  laugh,  hug,  kiss and just simply be in the moment without having all your guests around. This not  only  yields  beautiful  one  of  a  kind  images  but  will  also  leave  you  with  some  spare time to capture a few more couple’s images just after this tender moment.

The sneak peek is ideal because you both will be looking your best. Your hair and makeup is still perfectly in place and gives you time to do any touch-­‐ups before the ceremony.  Including  a  sneak  peek  to  your  timeline  also  allows  the  photographers  the opportunity to focus on capturing the reactions of some of the guests as the bride  makes  her  way  down  the  aisle  during  the  ceremony,  which  is  often  missed  because the focus is usually on the bride and groom’s expression and reactions to one another. Finally, the sneak peek is one of the best ways to eliminate and of the wedding day jitters. Since you already have the emotional part of seeing each other for the first time you are more relaxed and calm walking down the aisle and saying your vows.

First Look - Megan Smart Photograpy