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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE FIRST LOOK

If you’re a wedding photographer, chances are, you are VERY familiar with how much goes into creating a smooth, photo-friendly wedding day. 

It can be A LOT.. 

Which is why this series has been SO POPULAR! 

 

I’m breaking down each individual part of the wedding day to show you my tips & tricks and my APPROACH! Today is exciting because I’m sharing the way I prefer to handle….

 

The First Look!!!

Nerves can be running high, and they might be running behind.. But this is THEIR MOMENT and it needs to be personal, relaxing, and calming! 

 

There are a few KEY things that you want to keep in mind when picking the location for the first look, and photographing it!

  1. Location : You want to put your couple in a diffused open shade area! You don’t want to disrupt their first look to tell them to scoot over in better light.. so make sure it is a large enough area to cover some movement!
  2. Convenient : Make sure your couple doesn’t have to walk a mile to get to this location!
  3. Out of Sight : The easiest way to ruin a first look! You don’t want family and friends to see them during this!

 

Watch how Michael & I work together to shoot the first look and the strategies we use capture this key moment for our KJ Couples on their big days! 

P.S Do your brides typically end up opting out of a First Look?! There are SO many advantages to it but if they are opting out, chances are, you might need to educate them more on ALL of the benefits! 

How do we do this and get over 80% of our couples to choose a first look?! The answer is, The KJ Bridal Guide!!! This best-selling template is TRANSFORMATIONAL for our couples and might be exactly what you need to help them see why this is so important! Check it out HERE!

 

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