Right now the big trend in weddings is the first look; when the groom and bride see each other for the first time on their wedding day, usually in an isolated setting before ceremony. You can capture stunning and emotional photos during this time, which anyone who looks up the trend can see on Pinterest and The Knot. However, for couples that would prefer their first seeing of each other be at the actual ceremony, we often hear “How can we still capture pre-ceremony shots that are emotional and moving?”. Here are some of our favorite pre-ceremony photos that any couple can request:
The Bride and Her Squad
After hair and makeup are done, there are so many heart-felt shots that Avery Wong Photography can get of the bride and her entourage. Whether it is the bride showing her squad her full look for the first time or the bride’s family giving some tearful advice to the bride, emotions are high pre-ceremony! There are many moments where the bride and her squad are getting prepared that make for excellent photography. This is a very intimate time for the bride and we can capture these amazing photos and moments while still being subtle and not interrupting the big day.
A Pre-Ceremony Note
Many couples don’t see each other the day of the wedding, but wish they could hear from their partners. Whether this is through a groomsmen or bridesmaid messenger or through a heartfelt written note, this can be an extremely emotional moment. The bride or groom reading a custom note for their eyes only can be a very intimate way to capture a romantic occasion. Being able to look back many years later and remember that pure feeling you felt reading that note or hearing that message; that’s why we take these pre-ceremony photos!
Capturing The Groom
The groom standing at the altar or preparing pre-ceremony is a great way to capture the jitters and nerves he is feeling! Everyone is so excited to see the bride and start the procession, but this instance can be important to capture. The groom’s nerves and excitement are something he can remember for years to come with a photo like this! We can also make sure we capture a similar shot of the bride (away from everyone else of course)!
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