(Closed) First Look Pictures?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee

We’re doing most of our pictures before the ceremony .. We’re definitely doing first look photos ..

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m on the fence about t hem as well. I think we’re leaning towards not doing it, though since Fiance wants it to be traditional.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I never thought I was going to cave and do First Look photos – – the more I thought about them and the time they take and relaxing/visiting with family and friends and enjoying the day we will have spent months putting together – – – they seemed 100% ideal.  We’re doing them and I can’t wait!!!  I think Mrs Cowboy Boot posted a really great blog as to why they did one – it helped me understand how much I will be thankful I made the decision to do them too!!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

YES! We’re doing it and we went through the same thought process as you… my mom was having a hard time with it too but I have seemed to convice her (also I told her she could watch from the balcony! haha)

Seeing photos from my photogs site of the first look definitely helped too– these are amazing and thought I’d share— I get teary eyed and excited everytime I see them! Can’t wait till we do ours!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We did not do first look photos and we don’t regret it at all. It was great having that first moment be as I was walking down the aisle. For us having the photos after the ceremony was okay because of the location. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all in the same general location. So guests were able to go inside grab a cocktail and then come back out and ooh and ahh as the formal pictures were taken. Also, we really wanted only limited number of formal shots so we only took about an hour to get through them all.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not married yet, but here’s why doing pictures BEFORE (first look) will work for me:

 

1.  I’m going to be totally nervous and I’m a total CRIER!  I can just see myself bawling my way down the aisle in front of 200 people and having terrible photos of me just losing it!  A first look will totally take away some of my nerves so that by the time I walk down the aisle I will be much more calm and composed!

 

2.  We’re having a Friday night wedding…and by the time the ceremony is over, it will be dark out.  In order to get any outside shots we’ll need to do it beforehand.

 

3.  Enjoying cocktail hour!!!!!! 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are not doing first look photos.  I want the photo of the look on his face as the door opens and I head down the aisle.  The one time I might catch a tear in this big guys eye the entire day….I want proof later  =)  Blackmail maybe

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

aren’t they gorgeous!! We can’t wait to do ours!

It sounds like it makes the most sense with your ceremony times and reception location being different– PLUS you get to enjoy cocktail hour, take some of the edge off and instead of losing something walking down the aisle I see it as getting 2 different exciting moments because seeing eachother first is so intimate and then walking down the aisle will still be another rush of emotions– so you get two! 🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We did a first look and it worked out really well! He was standing alone in the room that was set up for our ceremony. I came in, we smiled a lot at each other and then we went outside and took some fun urban pictures in our wedding attire. People were yelling congratulations from their cars and I was carrying our bouquet. It was just fun. Then we went back inside and hung out in separate rooms until the ceremony.

It calmed my nerves and was very special and relaxed. I liked the intimacy of it. We both still teared up when I walked down the aisle so it didn’t take away from that at all. It’s an emotionally charged moment when you walk into that room with friends and family around, no matter whether you’ve already seen each other or not. I highly recommend it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re definitely doing a first look. I want that special moment, when my Fiance first sees me, to be just between us (and our photog, but I’m going to ignore her 🙂 ). Plus, I think it gives you a lot more flexibility in the kinds of pictures you can get together, since you have more time. And–I love cocktail hour. No way I’m missing that at my own wedding!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are doing a first look also. Our reasons:

We want to take our time and take care of all the formal pics before hand.

Cocktail hour with our guests- we are having a large wedding and want as much time as we can to see everyone.

Plus, I like that it’s an intimate moment before all of the festivities.

hope that helps a bit…

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