You have likely heard the term before, but maybe you are wondering exactly what is a first look wedding photo shoot, and whether or not it is right for your wedding day! First Looks are popular with our clients getting married on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico for several reasons I have laid out below.
A first look photo shoot is done with the bride and groom before their wedding ceremony. That’s right, he will see you in your wedding dress before you come down the aisle! Sure, it goes against what many of us envisioned on our wedding day (Think: reducing him to tears with the emotion of watching you float down the aisle to be wed!) But honestly, getting your wedding photos done before doing the deed can be just as romantic, exciting and emotional as the traditional way. And I assure you, it still makes for taking the best wedding photos too!
It will be up to you and your wedding photographer to create and capture the moment that you and your betrothed first lay eyes on each other on the biggest day of your lives. Make your grand entrance down a long staircase. Have yourselves blindfolded, and then stand back to back until the moment you turn around and see each other. Get creative! Have FUN with it! Following that, you will snap off the wedding pictures together and with your wedding party that would ordinarily be done after the ceremony.
There are many reasons that first look photoshoots are gaining popularity among brides, but I find that for beach weddings in Mexico, it mainly it comes down to sunset timing. You should consider a first look photo shoot if:
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1. You want to get married on the beach at sunset.
You want to say ‘I Do’ when the sun is sinking over the horizon, filling the sky with fiery oranges and cotton candy pinks. What could be more romantic? The problem with a sunset beach wedding ceremony is that there is not any time to shoot pictures afterward because it is dark! Solution: first look wedding photo shoot. You will snap off your Newlywed photos before your wedding ceremony instead.
2. The resort hasn’t left you much choice.
You might be surprised to know that you are extremely unlikely to be the only couple getting married at the all-inclusive resort on your wedding day. There could even be a half dozen destination weddings, depending on the size of the resort! Everybody is going to want the golden ceremony time of one to 1.5 hours before sunset. So what happens when your chosen nuptial hour is already taken? If wedding ceremony time leaves you with less time for your bride and groom photos, then a first look photo shoot is for you!
3. You shun the status quo.
If you are getting married in the Mayan Riviera, you are already a little untraditional. Why not get your wedding pictures out of the way first so that when the deed is done you can head straight into celebrating with your friends and family at the cocktail hour, rather than being whisked away for a photoshoot? I mean, you are coming here to have FUN, right?
Whatever your reasons, we think that first look photoshoots are a blast and are worth your consideration.
If you are in the market for the best wedding photographers in Riviera Maya, Mexico then contact us today! We are Fun In The Sun Weddings, best destination wedding photography in Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen.