A first look is a relatively new concept among many wedding couples, but it’s still a hot topic. Unlike the traditional wedding, a first look allows wedding couples to meet each other before the official ceremony begins.
However, many couples aren’t too sure about this concept as seeing the bride in her dress before the wedding is believed to be bad luck. Additionally, many people believe a first look takes away the excitement and surprise that comes along with seeing their bride walk down the aisle. But, a first look has many benefits, such as easing your wedding nerves, making it an excellent choice for many couples looking to get married.
Moreover, taking photos to capture moments on your wedding day is an essential part of any ceremony, and having a first look makes your photo sessions easier. Here is why your first look is the best time to take pictures.
1. You aren’t as nervous
Taking photos when you’re nervous isn’t a good idea as the pictures will show how uncomfortable you were. As mentioned earlier, a first look allows you and your partner to ease your nerves before walking down the aisle.
This is because it’s an intimate moment that you can share with your bride/groom without having people stare at you. Therefore, in your photos, you’ll look more relaxed and happy.
2. You’re fresh
Just before your wedding ceremony, your make-up is fresh, your dress isn’t wrinkled, your suit is crisp, and you aren’t tired. Hence, it’s the perfect opportunity to have your New Orleans wedding photographer take great pictures of you and your loved one.
No one wants to take pictures after their wedding, when they are tired and have food or drinks on their wedding attire. You’ll regret you didn’t have a first look once you see how tired and dishevelled you look in your wedding pictures.
3. More pictures
A recent study shows that many wedding couples aren’t satisfied with the number of photos they took after their wedding ceremony. This is because a lot of things happened that they weren’t in control of, e.g., bad weather, setting sun, and traffic jams.
To avoid this, take as many photos as you can during the first look. This way, you get the majority of the photography session out of the way and get to enjoy your wedding day.
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