TipfulTuesday: What you need to know about a First Look!

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The First Look has become a very popular moment on wedding days, where couples are taking the time to see each other before the ceremony and capture that moment when the groom finally gets to see his bride in her dress.   Here are a few tips on how to make your First Look extra special. 

Make the moment private!  Take this time for just the bride and groom to let them have their private and special moment.   You don’t want to have family members and friends making comments and trying to step in and telling you or the photographer what to do and capture.  Make the First Look a moment just for you two! 

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Trust your photographer to capture the moment and to get all of the best shots!   This is their job and you need to trust them to capture every moment and get all of those special shots! 

Having a First Look helps to knock out all of those photos that feel rushed and take away from the time between the ceremony and reception.  With a First Look, bridal party photos, family photos and bride and groom photos can all be complete before the ceremony even begins.  There also is more time to not have to rush and miss some of the photos you really wanted to capture! 

We hope this information helps you decide between having a First Look or not and to be prepared when the time comes! Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.


Sarabeth Events Team

Tipful Tuesday: A First Look


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A new trend has risen to be one of our favorite wedding photos, The First Look! This is when the bride and groom see each other before the wedding and this private moment is documented with the photographer. We think that typically on your wedding day your nerves will be in shock. And you may ask yourself,  is he going to like my dress, will everyone have a good time, how does the reception look….the list goes on with the thoughts that will be running through your head. So, why not let the man of your dreams calm down those nerves. It only takes one look to make all your worries go away.dallas_wedding_photographer_104 dallas_wedding_photographer_105
Also, by doing a first look you have created more time with your family and friends. Being able to take almost all of your photos before the ceremony will save you more than 30 minutes post-ceremony; which in turn gets you to your reception faster. When coming down the aisle your photographer has no control over the lighting or guests movements. By taking these intimate pictures you are capturing the initial reactions to each other. These smiles and tears are not always as obtainable to photograph in the ceremony. Also you get to say how excited you are, giggle and laugh together, look at each other in amazement. This is a priceless moment not to pass up!
If you still linger on the fence about first look – don’t worry – you’re not alone. About 40% of Sarabeth Events couples are partaking in this new trend. And rest assured, the moment of you walking down the aisle is NOT lessened by the first look – in fact, we’ve heard it’s even more powerful knowing that you’ve shared that special private moment before – just you two.
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