To First Look or not to First Look?


That is the question for a whole bunch of partners out there. Do we overcome the aisle jitters by pulling back the curtain before we profess our love in front of all our family and friends?

Inevitably, each pair we speak to about their wedding day schedule, the question about a First Look comes up. Should they or should they not? It's not an easy decision to make. We want you to have the climactic moment you envision. And the option of seeing each other prior to an audience really appeals to some partners.






The best part about a First Look option when you book with Shado of a Rose, there are two photographers to capture BOTH sides of the literal first look. The look on each partner's face as the big reveal takes place, it is absolutely priceless. Often times it epitomizes the excitement and true joy of the day.


Capturing enough of the frame in focus, and the action with clarity is of the utmost importance.

Professionally speaking, we are using a Canon 6D Mark ii with a 4.0f, 70mm wide angle lens as well as a Sony a7iii mirrorless with a 1.8f, 85mm lens. In these anticipatory moments, it's important to get your settings prepared prior to the partner's reveal. No matter your kit, aim for a high ISO, high f/, and fast shutter speeds. Capturing enough of the frame in focus, and the action with clarity is of the utmost importance. It can be worth the slight amount of grain. This overcast day at the Pavilion at Crystal Lakes in Waterbury, CT was clearly well lit, requiring no more than a 800 - 1000 ISO with plenty of wiggle room.



Most importantly, be an observer of the moment and do your best not to impede on the sanctity of the experience. Your clients will only see the big reveal once, you do not want to ruin the moment by causing a distraction as well as find yourself in the other photographer's frame.

Most importantly, be an observer of the moment and do your best not to impede on the sanctity of the experience.

It's an exciting time to witness this exciting and highly anticipatory moment. Shado and I thrive in these energetic moments. We hold space for our nervous clients that are swirling with love and anticipation on their wedding day. Also, it's important to mention that with a First Look, photographers and clients can plan additional time before the ceremony to have a formal portrait session.


We can go on and on about the First Look experience, but we rather hear more about your thoughts.

WRITE US WHENEVER! We would love to talk to those invested in our photography journey in any degree.

shadoofarose@gmail.com is an easy way to touch base or shoot me a text at (203) 512-6749

Talk soon friends!


Best,

Isa

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