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How To Capture The Perfect First Look

Are you considering a first look? A first look is the moment when a couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. This intimate moment will create a beautiful memory and is also an amazing photo opportunity. Keep reading to find out our tips for making your first look special and creating beautiful photos.

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1. Keep your location simple.

Location is important if you want this memory to be captured by your photographer. Think simple when choosing your location. First looks are all about the intimate moment, you don't want this overshadowed by a busy or extravagant background. Our favourite first look locations include between the hedges in a garden, on an empty beach, and in a quiet space outside the ceremony location.

2. Keep the moment intimate.

Is your first look going to be an intimate moment between just you and your partner or will you share this moment with your closest family and friends? Who you want to share this moment with is entirely up to you. However, we recommend keeping your first look as intimate as possible to create the best memory and the best photos. Our ideal first look to capture would include just you, your partner and your pure and natural reactions to each other without the distractions.

3. Plan your first look with your photographer.

It is important to speak with your photographer about your plans for your first look so that they can be prepared to capture this moment the way that it deserves. Your photographer plans a lot of the images they are going to take before your big day so it is important to make sure they know about every big moment you want them to capture. Talking to your photographer about your plans for a first look, the location, and who will be there is essential to help them to capture the best angles and create the best memories of this moment.

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