The First Look: A Bunny Photography Perspective

Hey lovebirds! It's Bunny here, your friendly neighbourhood wedding photographer. Today, we're diving into the age-old debate: the first look. Should you see your partner before walking down the aisle, or wait for that grand entrance moment?

As your photographer, I've witnessed both sides, and let me tell you, there's no "right" answer. It all depends on what feels most special for YOU as a couple. So, let's hop into the pros and cons of a first look to help you decide!

The Pros:

  • Calming those jitters: Wedding day nerves are real! A first look can be a private moment to share nerves, excitement, and a few happy tears before the whirlwind begins.
  • Stunning portraits: We can take our sweet time capturing magical couple portraits. This will provide more photos of the two of you in your gallery.
  • More time for family and friends: No need to rush family photos after the ceremony. With a first look, we can knock those out too, freeing up more time for celebrating with loved ones.
  • Intimacy and connection: This private moment allows you to share a kiss, read vows, and truly soak in the emotions of the day before the ceremony.
  • Cocktail Hour Bliss: By taking care of family photos before the ceremony with a first look, you and your partner get to truly enjoy the cocktail hour! Mingle with guests, grab some delicious appetizers, and soak in the celebratory atmosphere – stress-free.

The Cons:

  • Less ceremony "wow" factor: Some couples cherish that surprise reveal moment walking down the aisle. A first look can lessen that dramatic impact.
  • Scheduling: Squeezing in a first look adds another layer to the wedding day timeline. Be sure to discuss this with your vendors to ensure everything flows smoothly.
  • Emotional rollercoaster: You might cry during the first look. Some couples prefer to save those big tears for the aisle.

The Bunny Photography Bonus:

No matter what you decide, Bunny Photography is here to capture the magic! We can create a beautiful, private space for your first look, or weave candid emotions into your ceremony photos.

So, what's the verdict?

Chat with your partner, weigh the pros and cons, and choose what feels most authentic to your love story. Remember, it's YOUR day, and there's no wrong answer! Just know that Bunny Photography will be there every step of the way, hopping with excitement to capture your perfect wedding memories.

First Look Variations:

The beauty of a first look is its flexibility! It doesn't have to be just between the couple. Consider these variations:

  • Parent or Grandparent Reveal: A heartwarming first look with a parent or grandparent can be a lovely way to share the excitement and create cherished memories.
  • Bridal Party Reveal: Surprise your bridesmaids or groomsmen with a first look! This can be a fun and lighthearted way to capture the camaraderie of your wedding party.

I hope these examples help you visualize the possibilities of a first look on your wedding day. Scroll away!