First looks are incredible. They are such a wonderful thing that we as wedding photographers get to experience with our couples and often times leaves us just as emotional.
They are also incredibly intimate moments; moments that may not make so much sense to you as an outsider but to your couple – it’s everything.
When setting up first looks for our couple, we always scout a location before hand so that we can bring our bride and groom there without wasting too much time. This is important since first looks normally happen just before the ceremony and if the getting ready started to take a bit longer than planned – at least you guys won’t spend too long looking for a spot to let them meet each other.
Finally, first looks as best left untouched. Meaning, let them be them. Capture the whole moment that happens, right from when they walk to each other and keep shooting until they stop embracing and turn to you for what to do next. Some of the best moments happen just when you think you should stop shooting.