First Look, and why you should consider it in your wedding plans

First let me give you a little history lesson. I know, I know, but trust me. It will help you understand where the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride before the ceremony came from. Way back when arranged marriages were a thing, the families didn’t want the groom to see his bride before the ceremony. This prevented the bride or groom from running away from the arranged marriage and causing shame to their family. Arranged marriages were more of a business arrangement rather than finding your soulmate.

Now, in 2020, things have changed slightly. In our world now, wedding portraits are everything. Having beautiful images are priceless keepsakes to look back on and cherish forever. Don’t worry. If you are dead set on your groom not seeing you before the ceremony, that’s great too. Our goal is to capture the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. But, have you always dreamed of having an intimate moment to see each other in your bridal wear, and be able to share a sweet moment without ALL of your family and friends watching? This private moment can be as long as you need it to be. There is something incredibly special about being able to see the look on your grooms face. Having him see you in your bridal gown for the first time is one of the most precious moments. You and your soon to be husband can cherish this moment together with out the pressure of a crowd.

I highly recommend including a first look in your big day, but no matter what you decide, your wedding will be beautiful and perfect, and I can’t wait to capture it.







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