(Closed) Wedding is at night- Should we do a first look?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think doing a first look would probably be best. With it being after 7pm, your photographer will most likely be using a flash during your entire ceremony. But if you do a first look, you can do bride and groom portraits during sunset, which would make for some beautiful photographs. Variety is always good. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are struggling with the same thing since our ceremony also begins at 7pm.  Our photog suggested a “day after” shoot–no time pressure, no worrying about getting the dress dirty, and we can take daylight pics.  Just an idea!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are doing a first look because our start time is 6pm. We would probably have a little light left, but I don’t want to be rushed. I understand the day after shoot idea, but that means I have to get hair and makeup ALL OVER AGAIN… no thanks.

In the end, it’s up to you. I’ve seen some AWESOME pictures on here taken at night. We are doing a few pictures AFTER the reception on the pier at the reception venue because it has a great skyline view of the city.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think there’s something magical about waiting until you catch a glimpse of each other during the ceremony, but I can definitely see where you’re coming from.  I would just go with whatever feels right to you–honestly, I don’t think you can make a wrong decision here.  If you’re still on the fence about it, flip a coin!  Or if your fiance is still super against the first look idea, honor his wishes instead.  I am positive that your photographer will capture the moment beautifully, whether its while walking down the aisle under a canopy of twinkling lights or while beaming excitedly in the daylight. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

When I look through our wedding photos I can honestly say that all of my favorites (including my avatar on here) are ones that we would not have it we hadn’t done a first look.  We weren’t rushing through anything, we were relaxed and happy in all of them, and we took photos both outdoors and indoors that wouldn’t have been possible given the timeline of our wedding in November (when it gets dark at 5pm).  The wedding went by so quickly as it was, I am glad I didn’t miss much of it taking photos.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we got married at night and we did a first look as well. i am really glad we did.

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