In todays blog post we are going to discuss a wedding trend, which has only recently reached Irish shores. This trend has been growing increasingly popular in both the UK and US over the past number of years and now looks set to be a firm Irish favourite with brides and grooms up and down the country.
When we speak about ‘First Look’ photographs or videos, we are talking about setting the stage for the day to come by bringing the bride and groom together before the ceremony for a photograph or video like no other. The more traditional amongst you may balk at this idea, and that is perfectly normal, quite a few of us traditionalists out there are quite happy to leave the first glimpse of our intended until we get to the altar or celebrant on the big day. However, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to capture a moment that is uniquely special, feel free to read on and see how this whole trend has captured the imagination of millions across the globe.
First Look Photographs and Videos.
So, the say is upon you, you’re dressed in all your finery and ready to exchange vows with the partner of your dreams. Traditionally you wouldn’t clap eyes on them until you reach the altar, however, this time, you’re going to try something a little bit different!
Setting the stage for the first look
Most photographers and videographers will help you with the setting, props and details for your first look, so make sure you discuss this with them in advance. The idea is, that you and your intended are brought to a location of your choice in separate cars, you can be blindfolded and both arrive at the same time, or one of you can arrive before the other. The photographer/videographer will be there ready to capture the moment you both lay eyes on each other. We have seen fantastic examples of these images where photographers take images of you both first separately and then place you back to back for another image. You then get to turn around and face each other, for what I can only describe as a breath-taking moment. Now imagine this captured on film forever!
Now, you may be wondering why the photographer or videographer cannot do the same thing in the church when you reach the altar? Well, the wonder of a first look image or video is that it is just between you and your intended, no family or friends will be present (unless you prefer they were there), and you get to choose the setting. Perhaps you could organise your first look at a local landmark or in the café where you first met? The options are endless, the results are fantastic and the emotions that go with meeting your bride or groom in a place that is special to you both cannot be matched.
If this wedding blog post has you considering a first look video, feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan who can talk you through everything that is involved and show you some samples of previous first look wedding videos which were filmed throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.
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