(Closed) “First Look” Shoots? Show me yours!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Are First Look Shoots Worth it? Or do they steal the 'big moment' at the end of the aisle?
    So worth it...it's sharing a very intimate and special moment between only you and your groom : (13 votes)
    68 %
    Sticking with tradition is the way to go.There's nothing like him seeing you at the end of the aisle : (6 votes)
    32 %
    I regretted mine, it broke with tradition and I wish we hadn't done it. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Yes, yes! Your photographer is soo right about the first look being an intimate moment between the two of you guys. I always advocate this because my husband and I did one. I was so nervous walking up to him…when he turned around, I saw him crying and I starting crying too. It was such an amazing moment. And walking down the aisle was still every bit as special, but luckily I didn’t cry as much in front of all the guests.

    Nothing can take away from the special-ness of walking down the aisle. But you will most definitely NOT regret doing a first look. If you want to see my pics, you can PM me but I’d rather not post them.

    Post # 4
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We did a first look, but we intentionally didn’t even have the photographer there for the moment when her first saw me. It felt like to intimate a moment to have a near stanger there–we felt that it really should just be the two of us. My groom saw me and we spent about 5 minutes enjoying that special moment. Then we called in the photographer for our “first look” series. Here are a few pics from that:

    Me walking in to see my husband for our moment alone–he’s under that amazing 200 year old tree out of sight:

    Five minutes later:

    That moment walking down the aisle was still so special, even though he’d already seen me. Rather than thinking about how amazing I looked (in his words!), we could both focus on the huge commitment we were about to make to each other.

    Post # 5
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m interested in this topic too, so I wanted to give it a little bump!

    Post # 6
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I did it out of practicality.  I wanted an evening wedding but I wanted outdoor pics and needed light.  Hence we did a first look. 

    Post # 7
    379 posts
    Helper bee

    We did a first look and it was my favourite part of the day. It was so nice to get that down time together, we had a blast just hanging out and it made us relax. The photos we have from that time are some of my favourites as well because we just look like we’re having a ton of fun. I have zero regrets about doing a First Look and I would suggest it to everyone because I can’t see a single downside. We still had my walk down the aisle type moment, and I was glad that we could just give each other a huge hug, rather than just standing there silently.

    I’ve posted these photos elsewhere on the site, so I apologize if everyone has seen them a million times, but anyways, here they are 🙂

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