As a wedding photographer here in NYC, I’ve experienced that special moment on the wedding day when the groom sees his bride for the first time.
And every single time it’s a moment bursting with love, and hope, and smiles, and expectancy…. every single time it’s exciting.
But at a first look, the emotions are totally raw.
Somehow when that first moment happens during the ceremony, there is so much to pay attention to. Walking and not tripping. All the people who are staring. Hoping that your beloved likes how you look in your outfit…. and on and on. But at a first look, there’s no one else to please, there aren’t special rules to heed, you don’t need to walk in a special way, there’s no special timing, and no one will see your tears except your beloved.
A First Look in the Hamptons
And as you can see in these few photos of Sara and Rafael, no emotion was held in or delayed. The moment was so free and innocent you can feel every bit of their love in the photos.