It was so much fun to be a part of Keri & Justin’s New York wedding, well to be more specific, their Brooklyn wedding. Their ceremony was at the St. Charles Borromeo Church and reception at The Glasserie – but you’ll have to wait to see the goodies from the rest of their day. This is just a quickie post to share one of my favorite things about weddings, the first look!
Keri took some convincing that she should see her groom before the ceremony, but as has always been the case for our brides, she was so happy she did. Doing a first look isn’t just about having an opportunity for great portraits in beautiful light, it’s about having some time in [relative] private with the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, on your crazy hectic wedding day. It’s such a special moment when you see each other in private instead of in front of a hundred or more friends and family… you can tell your bride how gorgeous she looks and how excited you are to be marrying her, you can embrace… it really changes the mood in a beautiful way and puts the couple at ease. And then there’s the fact that you get to enjoy cocktail hour with the friends and family who have come from near and far to see you!
First looks are awesome, and pretty much everyone should seriously consider doing it for their wedding. We chose a location near where they wanted to do bridal party portraits that we felt would be private, feel like NY, and would make for timeless images. Now look at these two beautiful love birds.
Thanks to the cool, windy fall day for giving us that sweet flowing-dress action. 🙂