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Pics w/ groom before ceremony? Taboo?

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We will probably be doing photos before! I had the exact same feeling - once the ceremony is over a few group pics will be nice - but then I want to be able to enjoy our time w/ the guests. Plus I love the 'first moment' photos... think they can be so sweet. But i am also being more 'nontraditional' and will be staying with my FI the night before and probably do breakfast together in the morning :)

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SO I am going to be the odd man out I guess! While I realize it is inconvenient for the guests to be there while we are taking pics I just really really don't want FI to see me before the actual "moment"! We are taking group pics and everything first then our guests will be heading to the lobby bar (just a hop skip aways from our wedding site) and they will have cocktails while we finish up our pics. There was going to be a lull anyways between our wedding and our dinner so this way they can do the cocktail thing and we can finish up our pics!

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Originally Posted by jean-marcus View Post
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 :)

have you shot weddings that the ceremony is actually occuring during sunset? and then take pictures before hand but also some after? would this work?

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