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Bridesmaid First Look Photos: A Cute Wedding Idea

Don’t forget about the other first look photo you should add to your list: the bridesmaid first look!

Let’s all agree that a perfect wedding day is made up of many special moments. There’s the moment the Father of the Bride sees his little girl in her wedding dress. What about the moment the Bride walks down the aisle toward her Groom? There’s also the moment everyone enjoys the first dance between the Husband and Wife.

There’s another special moment that any experienced photographer will capture: a bridesmaid first look.

You’ll plan your wedding for months. You’ll spend hours getting ready, and you probably can’t wait to put on your dress and show it off to your girls. That amazing moment when they all see you in the perfect white wedding dress, with your hair and makeup done and your veil on!

A sweet way to capture the magic of best friends, sisters and bridesmaids is to ask your photographer to do a bridesmaid first look photo.

Here’s how you do it…

A bridesmaid first look photo

First, it’s ok (well, it’s encouraged) to get ready together!

When it comes to the time to put on the finishing touches, go to a separate room. Take your mom, or another special lady, with you to help you with this part. You can put on your dress and veil, spray on perfume, and take a few moments to enjoy the moment.

While this is happening, your bridesmaids can be putting on their finishing touches too!

Ask your photographer to gather your girls so they are facing you (and the photographer) when you come out of the room.

The final product? A gorgeous photo of your girls seeing you in your bridal attire for the first time. Smiles, tears, clapping and pure joy!

Main image credit: Couple Photography

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.
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