When it comes to your wedding everything has to be well timed and planned. There are photos to be taken, guests to consider, things to arrange and on top of that there’s the nerves, excitement and joy of marrying the love of your life. For many of the couples I photograph there is a question that organically emerges at some point:
This can be an important decision for many lovely couples who are trying to plan a timeline for their wedding. So I’ll share my thoughts and experience below hoping that these photographic examples and perspectives will help you make a decision.
My first answer is: talk to your people- photographer, planner, close family. I usually recommend that we dedicate one hour to the first look.
A potential third option is not seeing each other but instead spending a few minutes in each other’s vicinity and perhaps touching and hearing each other’s voice. This can be done with the help of a door or wall that obstructs you from seeing each other. This option is great for calming the nerves as it allows you to make contact, hold hands, say sweet things to each other or pass on a small gift.