The first look is a highly popular addition to many wedding day timelines. The first look or sneak peek is the moment when a couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. No guests, no distractions. It is a very special moment that the bride and groom share, that the photographer captures with little or no interruptions. I always recommend that this beautiful moment be done in a spot chosen for it's perfect lighting and background and that it just be the couple and the photographer(s).
Unlike the traditional reveal of the bride walking down the aisle as being the first time a couple sees each other, the first look is a more intimate moment shared between the two of you. You can actually look into each other's eyes, which only makes the moment more genuine. You're not worried about not tripping down the aisle, or trying to hold it together in front of all the guests, it is a moment when the two of you can really take in and savor the moment of seeing each other just before you say your 'I do's'.
The first look captures the initial reaction of the bride and groom and allows the two to act naturally when seeing each other for the first time. You can cry, laugh, hug, kiss and snuggle and just simply be in the moment without having all your guets around. This not only yields beautiful, one of a kind images, but will also leave you with some spare time to capture a few more couple's images just after this tender moment.
The sneak peek is ideal because you both will be looking your best. Your hair and makeup is still perfectly in place and gives you time to do any touch-ups before the ceremony. having a sneak peek also allows the photographers the opportunity to create amazing images of the two of you before your ceremony so that when you come down the aisle after saying your I Do's, you can head right into cocktail hour and enjoy your friends and family. Finally, the cneak peek is one of the best ways to eliminate all of the wedding day jitters - you are more relaxed and calm walking down the aisle and saying your vows.
First looks photographed at The Seacoast Science Center and the Atkinson Country Club and Resort.