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403, 2015

First Look – To Do or Not To Do

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

1st look

There are many reasons why a first look is a great idea.  Here are some of them…

1. Calming Effect:  A first look definitely takes the stress level down many notches.  The anticipation of seeing your soon to be spouse is over and it’s always a huge relief.

2. It’s special. A First Look is a moment the two of you can share without all the fanfare.

3. Alone time. The First Look is designed so that the moment is only shared by you and your filmmaker and photographer.  The benefit of the First Look is that you are alone and it’s private. This means you can embrace each other. You can cry without worrying about your makeup running down your face. You can laugh. You can kiss. You can actually talk to each other and tell your groom how excited you are to get married. You can do whatever feels right. The First Look is the perfect time to relax before the storm, that is your wedding day, really starts.

3. Timeline and portraits. If you decide to see each other before the ceremony, you have the opportunity to take your formal portraits after the First Look. Having a First Look can save you time and money – if you wait to see each other until the ceremony, you’ll likely spend 30-60 additional minutes on portraits. By having all of your portraits completed before the ceremony, you won’t have the caterer pressuring you to hurry before the food gets cold.

4. Spend more time with your guests. Since you’ve had a First Look and you’ve taken all of your portraits before the ceremony, you can head to the reception immediately after the ceremony. You’ve spent months planning your wedding and a lot of those plans have focused on the reception and celebrating your marriage. By having a First Look, you ensure that you’ll get to join the cocktail hour and spend more time with your guests.

We can help you with your timeline so you can enjoy the day and not feel ushered here and there all day.

Michael and Kathy

* Ref – Bride Mag.



Summer Wind Wedding Films and Italian Wedding Films creates cinematic wedding videos in Boston, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island, Cape Cod and all over New England and Italy. Our Boston wedding videos have won awards with Wedding Wire, The Knot, and the National Professional Videographers Association. Summer Wind Wedding Films have been a leading Boston Film and Videographer since 1999.

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Our films are driven by story, your story. We set out to make a movie of one of the biggest days of your life, and what’s a movie without the story.  We take the time to know our couples prior to your wedding through personal meetings and our questionnaire.  This process helps us to find the hidden stories that the two of you share.  Imagine sitting down with your three-year-old daughter years from now and sharing that day with her in a style that is timeless, a cinematic family heirloom of your wedding day.  Even better, with your three-year-old grandchild.


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