The First Look – Kate and James
April 17, 2012
Last week I had my first opportunity to photograph a first look at a wedding. For those who don’t know, its basically where the bride and groom meet prior to the ceremony to see each other for the first time. Its very popular in the US, but extremely rare in the UK. Its quite an emotional and powerful thing to be part of and I’m priveledged to have witnessed Kate and James’ first look before they walked each other down the isle. I thought long and hard about how I would do it, and I decided that I didn’t want there to be any distractions in the images, all I wanted to show was Kate and James and the emotion that would unfold. Once I decided how to frame it, I then thought how I wanted to show it. I could show 3 photos in a seperate sequence, but would that really make people feel like they were there? I decided on the spot to do this and the feedback and tweets about people feeling emotional at seeing it over the past couple of days has been quite overwhelming. Thanks to Love My Dress and all those who shared it this week.