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SUNDAY SCHOOL for brides… To See or Not to See

SUNDAY SCHOOL for brides… To See or Not to See

This is related a bit to last week’s installment regarding the role photography plays in scheduling your wedding day, so I thought it would be a great topic for this week’s post.  Once I begin a discussion with a bride about her wedding day time-table, one of the first questions I ask is if she and her groom are willing to see each other before the ceremony.  If so, that makes it possible for us to schedule time to do the portraits before the ceremony, which then simplifies the schedule a bit once the main festivities begin.

Reasons to do a First-Look:

  • Accomplishing the portraits before the ceremony allows you time to enjoy your full cocktail hour, and spend time with family and guests.
  • First Looks are just about the two of you.   It is a great way to spend those first moments of the day together in a very intimate way.  I always give my couples a few minutes together just to enjoy the moment.
  • Though I work hard in all situations, I have found that I am able to give more variety to those who give me more time.  It is a great way to really make the most out of your photography investment.
  • Hey, your makeup and hair will be super-fresh!

Now, do I insist upon it?  Absolutely not.  In fact, if I ever get married 🙂 I am not sure if I would do one.  However, that is because I would be planning my wedding in such a way that if I didn’t opt for a First Look, I would have like 3 hours in between my ceremony and cocktail hour for pictures.  But that is just because I am a wedding photographer, and my whole wedding would be scheduled around my photographer, naturally.  🙂

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