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Pics w/ groom before ceremony? Taboo?

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#1 charylwood

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    Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:40 PM

    I want to take some romantic photos with my future husband on the beach in our wedding day attire… but, I don’t want all the wedding guests to have to sit and wait on us, and I will be ready to party after the ceremony! Is it totally wrong to meet with my groom, just us, out on the beach before the wedding ceremony?

    #2 rodent


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      Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:42 PM

      There is a great thread on this. I'm definitly doing pictures before the ceremony.

      #3 Aarica

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        Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:44 PM

        I have been thinking about this as well and am torn between the two ideas! I think I will wait to take pictures after the ceremony because I want to see his reaction when I walk down in my dress!

        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:44 PM

          Their is a thread about this already. But to sum it up, many brides did photos before their wedding. I was one of them and it worked out great for us.

          #5 Ana


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          Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:45 PM

          I have a few friends that have all done this and I think its a great idea!

          #6 rodent


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            Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:46 PM

            I can't find the previous thread.

            #7 jean-marcus

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              Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:47 PM

              getting pictures before hand together is usually a good idea because after the ceremony everyone will be wanting to congratulate you and its tough to get away from it all and have some privacy together for photos. plus you will have to rush back to the reception....

              i always try and advise that you have a little "first look" series of photos where you might be hidden somewhere and you walk out and he sees you. or he is blind folded or something like that. it ends up being a much better shot then when you walk down the aisle because you can capture the two of you right there and not you all the way down the aisle and him up front. plus its more intimate and personal and you can have a little time together to just enjoy the moment.

              then i like to take a few pictures of just the two of you and maybe the wedding party photos. then after the ceremony you can get the family photos done and some more pohtos of just the two of you maybe later on with the sun setting or wherever. dont try and get it all done right at the end. it always ends up getting rushed and photos sacrificed..

              BUTTTTT if you are really traditional and want just have him see you when you walk down the aisle just make sure that you stand firm and give yourself plenty of time and get them taken care of.

              just realize that the tradition of only seeing you down the aisle for the first time and the veil comes from pre-arranged marriages where they didnt want the groom running off if he saw the bride. and im willing to bet that isnt the case with you two...

              just dont see each other before reveal photo and it really makes for some great photos

              hope that helps :)

              #8 Helland Photographs

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                Posted 01 April 2008 - 02:00 PM

                ... I shoot "the moment" a couple hours before the actual wedding at 99% of my weddings.

                100% of these couples say it was the best thing they ever could have done! there are only advantages to doing this...

                go to A Garry Helland Photograph

                Hit "the moment" link to see examples

                #9 NABUMBAH

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                  Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:44 PM

                  We did this and it worked out great for us. :)

                  Good luck!

                  #10 PaulaV

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                    Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:04 PM

                    I had read a knot bio where they did pictures together before the ceremony and the pictures of them seeing each other for the first time was a beautiful and emotional moment and captured on film.
                    I think I still have that link bookmarked at home.

                    My sister had some taken before the ceremony, but she and the groom were in the same pictures, but could not see each other!
                    They were very well done... for example, she was upstairs looking out a window - window open, and he was downstairs.

                    We did group and family pictures afterwards and then once we were on our honeymoon we had a pro photographer take our romantic pictures.

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