What I love the most about writing this blog for photographers is that Jeff and I get to say we’ve been there. Any frustration, roadblock, disappointment you could throw at us, we probably have a story of our own to tell. If you’ve walked around all day at a wedding with spinach in your teeth, I’ll tell you about the time I had a huge black mascara swipe straight across my face for most of the day and then fell backwards over a chair in front of the entire bridal party – in a dress. Or what about the time I stepped into a pile of manure that went up to my knee? Again, in front of the entire bridal party. Yeah, that’s a fun story to tell.
Which makes me ask myself – why doesn’t anyone in the bridal party actually WARN ME when I’m about to completely embarrass myself??
Anyhoo, the same goes with the First Look. One look at our wedding blog and it’s clear that Jeff and I shoot a LOT of First Looks with our couples, but that wasn’t always the case. During our first few years of business, only a small handful of our couples would opt for First Looks, so we had to become pretty adept at educating couples about them until the tides began to turn in our favor.
So how can you begin shooting more weddings where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony? I’ll walk you through how we educate our couples (notice how I say ‘educating’ and not ‘convincing.’ BIG difference.), and how you can begin turning the tides in YOUR favor. It’s easier than you may think.