There is a lot of discussion these days around what is the “first look”. For many photographers its a staged moment where the bride and groom see each other for the first time, all dressed and ready for the ceremony.
For me thats staged and unnatural, I prefer to capture the “first look” the first time you see each other at the ceremony. The moment the bride walks into the church or around the corner into the line of sight of the awaiting groom. There is usually a tear in his eyes or at the very least a HUGE smile. I have even had grooms have to look away to stem the emotion of that moment.
Its a beautiful shot to capture the groom looking adoringly at his bride just moments before they are to become, husband and wife.
Image by: Vanilla photography Capetown