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The First Look

Are you planning on doing a first look? A first look is when the bride and groom choose a spot to see each other for the first time before they walk down the aisle. While some don’t like the idea of breaking tradition by having the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony, there are a lot of good reasons to say yes to the first look.

1. Most modern couples are choosing to forgo the church and get married at the same location as their reception. This means there is no big gap in time to take pictures like there is for a traditional afternoon church ceremony and evening reception. The bride and groom end up missing cocktail hour and being rushed through their pictures due to time constraints and a setting sun.

2. The first look offers couples a quiet moment away from the bridal party, friends and family to see each other for the first time on wedding day. It is typically done a few hours before the ceremony so there is plenty of time to capture tons of portraits and candid shots without having to watch the clock. It also gives the photographer plenty of time to set up creative poses.

3. Getting all they formal bride and groom portraits out of the way takes a lot of pressure off of the couple so they can join their guests for cocktail hour and enjoy the rest of the night! Couples often choose to do their bridal party pics following the first look as well. We highly recommend having a second shooter so both the bride and groom’s reactions can be captured. You can also move through the formal pictures much quicker with 2 photographers.

Photography by: Ashlee S.

DJ: Karriem S.

Venue: Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, NY

Britney & Dustin: Awestruck in Atlanta

We love seeing couples truly in love, and these two Georgia peaches are just the sweetest! From their bright and airy ceremony at the Pristine Chapel Lakeside through the absolutely jaw-dropping night images, one thing is for certain- we were witnesses to true love and a whole lot of fun on their special day.

When We Were Young

"It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young…"- Adele

Let's Get Lost

"Touch me I'm cold, unable to control
Touch me I'm golden and wild as the wind blows
And tumbling tumbling, don't go fascination
If just for tonight darling, let's get lost…"- Bat for Lashes


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