(photo credit: Shandro Photo)
This is a big debate many couples go through. Do you take photos before the wedding, “First Look or First Glance”, or do you wait to see each other until the ceremony. Most people are over the whole superstition idea but still like the idea of ‘walking down the aisle to your groom. It is fabulous, however, following the ceremony you have to take photos afterwards (and perhaps after your receiving line). This can be VERY time consuming and perhaps you don’t think your guests mind waiting 3+ hours for the reception, but trust me they do. Have you gone through it for them, probably.
But here are the pros to taking photos before hand – most photographers will take only the two of you alone; having your groom with his back to you and then you come out and he will turn around. This gives the two of your intimate time alone (no priest, no bridal party, no parents, no guests) – you have no idea how rare that is going to be on your wedding day! The photographer will be there to capture the first glace of your groom and if he was going to cry when you walked down the aisle he is going to cry then too. Not to mention your flowers – crisp and green, your make up – fresh, your groomsmen – sober, and your bridesmaids – blissful.
In my opinion, if I were doing my wedding over I would do first look photos, hands down.
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
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