One of the biggest trends in weddings for the past few years has been the concept of the “first look”, or the planned viewing of the bride and groom for the first time prior to the ceremony. It can be an extremely intimate and emotional moment for couples as they gaze into the eyes of the person they are about to marry! Capturing this moment is key for an Avery Wong Photography first look, so we have put together some key points for you to consider in your planning:
Set The Scene
Some key things to decide when setting up your first look location and details are:
- Who should be present? – Do you want your family there? Just the two of you?
- Where on the venue property should we shoot it? – It should be away from the ceremony space, but still close enough to stick to your timeline
- How do you want to do the first look? – Do you want to tap their shoulder? Have us tell your partner to turn around? Play music?
These are all key in deciding the best way to capture your first look! This is a really special moment for you and your partner and we want to make sure we capture the energy and emotions of the first look perfectly.
Bring Tissues (Seriously)
You may be the toughest person on the block, but we HIGHLY recommend tissues! If you want us to keep them in our supply kit, we most certainly can! This can be a highly emotional moment for you and your partner and we want to make sure that if there are some tears, they swiftly get cleaned up before they ruin a gorgeous dress or tux. We have been doing this for a while here and we highly recommend for an Avery Wong Photography first look that we bring the Kleenex.
Make It Your Own
Not all couples want a super serious moment, so embrace your giggles and sense of humor! Want to crack an inside joke right before they turn around? We say go for it! Want to recite a private poem? We think that’s amazing! Customizing the first look to match you and your partner is something that we can help with! You want to do what is best and most natural for your big day.
Want to talk through your own first look? Book a consultation to discuss your Avery Wong Photography first look by following this link: Click here to book.