First Look alternatives | Columbus Wedding Photographers

It is no secret, we LOVE a good first look, and we mean L-O-V-E. For several reasons, one because you get to have your genuine moment together, without an audience, and you can say what you feel. Two, because it is often more emotional because at least one of you (cough, grooms, cough) isn't trying to fight back tears because of all the on lookers. And three, because it eases the nerves, tension and timeline. We can knock out your couples photos (or even bridal party) before the ceremony so that during cocktail hour you only have family left, and you actually get to enjoy your party. BUT...we digress, because believe it or not, this blog is about other options to a first look.


The No - Look

We have affectionately termed this the no-look, because you, gasp, don't see each other. This is awesome for couples who want to exchange a gift or note, pray together before their ceremony, or just check in and see how the other is feeling. We carefully orchestrate this by getting one person hidden and then the second approaches as to not be seen either. Trust us, we have a 100% success rate.

wedding photography Columbus, first look alternatives, should we do a first look
wedding photography Columbus, first look alternatives, should we do a first look

The Dad - Look

This is where we get your father in position, and you approach, having him turn around when you're ready. They ALWAYS cry. Dads are such softies. This is all to say, of course, you can do this with a brother, father in law, step dad, etc. Whoever that special person is in your life.

wedding photography Columbus, first look alternatives, should we do a first look
wedding photography Columbus, first look alternatives, should we do a first look

The Bridesmaid Reveal

This works best when you get your hair and makeup done with your bridal party, but go into a private room to dress with your mom or MOH. Then we can line your bridesmaids up to await your reveal with excitement. You know your girls will be giddy!

wedding photography Columbus, first look alternatives, should we do a first look
wedding photography Columbus, first look alternatives, should we do a first look