We love when couples bring new traditions to the Allan House – this week we are featuring the best first looks. First looks are becoming a growing trend among couples and we can see why. It’s a private moment for the couple to really take it all in without an audience. An added bonus to this is that the couple can take more photos together before the ceremony when there is more day light.
Blind Folded Groom
Having the groom blind folded so that he can’t see the bride as she approaches is a perfect photo opportunity as well. Have a little fun with it by shooshing the camera or smiling excitedly with the groom in the foreground. You’ll naturally feel giddy about him seeing you in your wedding dress for the first time. Blind folding is especially appropriate if it’s not easy to keep him from seeing you as you approach and adds anticipation to the reveal.
Back To Back
The most popular way to handle a first look is for the the bride to surprise the groom by coming up behind him. This next approach allows the couple to see each other at the same time. The couple stand back to back before turning around for the photographer to capture the couples expressions.
A whimsical approach to the first look is to have both the bride and groom hold balloons in front of them as they approach each other then at the same time releasing the balloons for a magical reveal. As the balloons float away the photographer can capture your reactions making for some very candid shots.