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4 Reasons to Embrace First Look Wedding Photography July 31, 2018

Brooklyn, New York City, NY
4 Reasons to Embrace First Look Wedding Photography, Brooklyn, New York

In recent years, the trend of the “first look” in wedding photography has grown among brides and grooms. This term refers to a formal photo session before the ceremony, capturing the first reveal between the couple and formal portraits of the pair with their wedding party. If you’re debating whether to take your group photos before or after the ceremony, here are some benefits of getting them out of the way before the wedding. 

4 Advantages of First Look Wedding Photography

1. Fresh Make-Up & Clothing

Wedding PhotographyMost brides spend months finding the perfect dress and hours getting primped and pampered before the ceremony. By embracing first-look wedding photography, your hair, make-up, and clothing will look perfect in your photos. 

2. More Time With Guests

The big day is a whirlwind of activity. A first look allows you to spend more time with guests during cocktail hour, rather than being sequestered in a photo session.

3. Capture an Unforgettable Moment

One of the most poignant moments of a wedding is the groom’s reaction to seeing the bride for the first time. You can capture this moment even better in the intimate setting of a first look shoot. The wedding photographer will arrange an authentic reveal and capture this intimate moment in beautiful images you will reflect on fondly for years. 

4. More Room for Artistic Flourish

Without time constraints or possibly delaying the reception meal, you and your photographer will have the freedom to think outside the box and come up with creative backdrops and poses. You can even venture out of the immediate wedding and reception area to capture a moment in a favorite nearby park or thoroughfare. 


Karen Wise Photography, based in Brooklyn, NY, is one of New York City’s leading luxury wedding photographer. If you’re looking for a passionate individual with over 15 years experience shooting weddings and special events, call today at (917) 539-9908 to discuss your upcoming nuptials. For samples of her wedding photography, visit her website

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