Imagine walking toward your groom. His back is turned. You tap his shoulder, and he turns around to see you – his bride – in your wedding dress for the first time.
Some brides like the idea of having a private, intimate moment with their groom, while others feel that it takes away from their walk down the aisle. It is totally up to the bride’s preference.
Another beautiful moment that we are privileged to capture, as a Fort Worth wedding photographer, is a first look moment between the bride and her father.
These moments never fail to bring tears to our eyes as we watch a father overcome with emotion to see his little girl, that he once brought home from the hospital, now ready to marry the man of her dreams. As a Dallas wedding photographer, we recommend that if you choose to do a first look at your wedding, that you take a few things into consideration.
Schedule it into your wedding timeline.
When you are planning out the timeline for you wedding day, make sure that you leave enough time after your hair and makeup is completed and your dress is on, so that you will not be rushed during your first look.
Communicate with your groom, father, and photographer/videographer.
Make sure that everyone is on the same page about the timeline for the first look. Communicate with your photographer so that he will have plenty of time to find the perfect location for you to meet.
Bring a gift and some tissues.
The first look is a good time to bring your groom or father a special gift. It could be a card or letter, a journal of prayers, an embroidered handkerchief, or even a watch. Do not forget to bring a couple of tissues with you. We can almost guarantee there will be tears by someone.
Plan for a makeup check afterward.
Chances are that if you cry you will need a retouch to your makeup. As a wedding videographer in Dallas, we are privileged to witness some of the most intimate and emotional first look moments. We love to be as discrete as possible to catch the most genuine record of that special time.
What do you think about having a first look at you wedding? What makes you want to/not want to have one?