Monday, August 3, 2009

The First Look

The first look. What do you all think about this? It is the thing that photographers set up for couples who would like to take pictures before the ceremony, but still want the anticipation of seeing each other for the first time.
M and I want to take pictures before hand, so I guess we have to set something up like this. I just have a few problems . . .
They always have the groom facing away from the bride, and she walks up and taps him on the shoulder . . . first this seems so unnatural, second, the groom doesn't get to see the bride in all her beautiful dress glory, and third . . . I want to be able to see M's face when he sees me . . . if we are so close I wont be able to see that face!!!
Plus, M hates the name "first look" . . . I can't say it is the best name, but I am not sure what else to call it.

Here is the traditional set up . . .

(Images from Style Me Pretty)

I am sure it was emotional and exciting and everything we all want when we first see our future husband/wife but, I want something different . . . maybe a little more like this . . .

(Images from Alyssa Jul)

I love the fact that the bride and groom are looking at each other. At the B&B, there is that big wrap around porch . . . I am hoping that we can do something where I walk around the corner or something . . . should be cute! Either way, I hope it is exciting . . . I am a bit nervous about it now, so can't imagine what it will be like on that day!!!


dearsweetbriar said...

I agree with you, that it seems so impersonal if he's not facing you, and I think that porch has a lot of potential.

But I'm really only commenting because the first picture made me lol. It looks like he's taking a leak into the ocean.

Susie said...

PDX Bride -- That's exactly how my husband and I did ours and I still cherish that mempry 4 years later. I was far enough away from him that he could see my whole dress, all of me, and the look on this face that the photographer favorite.

Thanks for sharing your wedding wishes!

PDX Bride said...

I can't wait to see the pictures of M's face!! The only thing that made me a little mad was my MOH mother went below the deck to watch the whole thing, so as I was hugging M I saw her! Not really what I was wanting, but oh well I guess!