Best Time of the Day for your Wedding Portraits
January 15, 2019
The absolute best time of the day for your Formal Portraits is before your ceremony. Now hear me out for a sec. I know many couples are preferring not to see each other before the ceremony as it breaks the usual tradition. But trust me on this, it's more than ok to break this tradition and I'll tell you why! Two words: FIRST LOOK. Yes! It's a new age. So it's no longer considered bad luck to see each other before the big moment. What's more is there are some pretty big advantages to a First Look. Not only are the Bride, Groom, Bridal Party & Family in top form, the Bride & Bridesmaids hair and make up are FRESH! And the Groom & Groomsmen are still ok with being in their tuxes. Many like to button down and take their jackets off for the reception. Plus, you two will get to see each other's reactions up close & personal! It's a moment you'll want captured for sure!
Look at that sweet smile! That is the Groom's first reaction to seeing his Bride. And yes, there were watery eyes too. I like to give my clients a few moments of quiet time together before we move on to Portraits. This way, they can gather their thoughts and spend a little time together, alone, before the big event.
These private moments are often the most special for couples. You are able to say a prayer together, exchange meaningful gifts, relax and think about the moments to come. This quiet time also serves as a break to calm your nerves. It also creates a smooth, steady flow through the day's events.
No worries though, there will still be reactions when you two see each other again walking down the isle. See below.
Your reactions are still beautiful and memorable the second time around!
Another major bonus to getting your formals out of the way, early in the day; it frees up the rest of your time to spend with your guests!
I, highly, recommend your portraits being before your ceremony! It truly is the BEST TIME to do them!
It's your day! ENJOY all of it without stress & worry! Congrats to all the newly engaged couples this year! Your Weddings will be amazing!
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