Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
Today we wanted to share with you a tip in wedding photography… "First Look"
Please check out this slideshow from
Kimberly Photography of First Look Photos

For Most Brides and Grooms, the moment that they first lay eyes on each other is the moment that they want to carry in their hearts forever. The problem is, however, that this generally occurs as the bride appears at the start of the ceremony in front of hundreds of guests.

Given the crazy wedding day schedule, this means that there is no time for the Bride and Groom to truly connect emotionally, speak with one another, or savor the moment. From ceremony to reception there is little time to spend a quiet moment alone!

A GREAT alternative is to arrange for your moment of  “First Sight” or “First Look” to occur several hours before the ceremony. This allows you to enjoy quiet time together before becoming caught up in the whirlwind of your special event.

What makes a “First Look” so remarkable is that your wedding photographer will effortlessly capture this special moment from a discrete distance, allowing for bridal portraits and formal photos to still be taken afterwards. Thus allowing the bride and groom a private moment ALONE!

Kimberly Romano with Kimberly Photography has offered some great advice:
"This is by far the most romantic moment I have ever witnessed between a Bride and Groom… after capturing weddings for over 8 years! We were so excited when a couple of ours decided to do a First Look, we knew we had a huge opportunity before us to capture some incredible moments. We had been dreaming about what we would do at the shoot and exactly how we could make this as special as possible for these two. We decided to set the Groom up inside the park and have the Bride approach him (as his back was turned of course!), tap him on the shoulder and well… they could take it from there. She walks up to him… gently touches his shoulder… he turns and is in complete awe of his beautiful bride. We just sat back and shot of as many images as we could and were amazed at the incredible moments we captured.

For the rest of the session, the Bride and Groom couldn't stop smiling and because there were not any distractions, we were able to get so many shots that well, chances are, we would not have been able to get if we waited until after the ceremony. We can understand a Bride and Grooms concern about how a First Look can take away that special moment, when you see your Groom at the end of the aisle and as he awaits his bride to walk towards him. TRUST ME…. the moment will still be there. We highly recommend talking with your professional photographer about how you can beneift from a First Look. I wish I would have done this for my wedding."

Kimberly Romano
Kimberly Photography, llc

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