A recent popular trend in weddings is known as the “first look” or first sight” in which couples choose to see each other before the ceremony on their wedding day. It’s a concept that may not sit well with those that are married to tradition, but there are several benefits to it from both a photography and timeline standpoint.
After getting to know Christina and Tim during their wedding planning process, it quickly became clear to me that they wanted to enjoy as much of their reception as possible. The bride (and most of the guests) LOVES to dance, so the more time on the dance floor the better!
After a bit of brainstorming we came up with a creative solution. In lieu of a traditional bridal portrait, we invited the groom along to the couple’s session several weeks BEFORE their wedding date. Tim wore a purple blindfold (their wedding colors) as his bride-to-be joined him for a unique and sweet reveal!
The entire concept allowed us to create an intimate atmosphere in which they could truly savor the moment and produced some one-of-a-kind photographic memories. I’ll be following this post with the full session and look forward to doing this again with other trendsetting couples!
I think Tim was fishing for a kiss here?
I love the anticipation on her face in this photo!