Park Slope, New York
78 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(917) 539-9908

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

Park Slope, Brooklyn
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

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Karen Wise Photography
How to Hold Intimate Weddings During COVID-19, Brooklyn, New York
The coronavirus pandemic has caught countless couples by surprise, causing many to overhaul their original wedding plans. Rather than postponing the ceremony indefinitely, some more
5 Reasons to take Family Portraits this Summer, Brooklyn, New York
While there’s no bad time of year to invest in family photography, summer is often hailed as the ideal season to capture memories with your loved ones. There are plenty of reasons more
Father's Day Gift Idea: A Brooklyn Stoop Photo Shoot, Brooklyn, New York
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st have you thought of what you will gift your husband or dad? How about a photo session with your family, taken from a safe distance? more
Celebrate Mother’s Day From Home With Brooklyn Stoop Portraits, Brooklyn, New York
While activities and events may be on hold to prevent the spread of COVID-19, responsible home celebrations don’t necessarily need to stop. For those sheltering at home in NYC, this more
Social Distancing Family Portraits on Your Brooklyn Stoop, Brooklyn, New York
If you’re living in Brooklyn, you’re likely sheltering in place in your home, trying to stop the spread of COVID19. ­Our NYC medical workers are working overtime, and we are helping more