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Pictures before the Ceremony????

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Here are a few of our pics of when we first saw each other (before the ceremony). It was exactly what we were hoping for and these are pics we never could have had captured had we not seen each other for this moment before the ceremony. There are more pics than this, but these are those first few moments.

 

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Dera Mrs. Sears :)

The "first-look" option before the wedding is nice, but if you would rather wait until after, a good photographer should be able to photograph your families and then some fabulous , romantic beach shots of the two of you and still have some time for your cocktail hour. You certainly don't want to be "posed" but they should have a plan that helps you get the shots that you will treaure for a lifetime nad still have time to laugh and hang -out with your guests! Good luck and happy planning.

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Personally, I will be taking all of the photos with FI after the ceremony. We plan to take all of the photos with the bridal party before the ceremony (without eachother) and the taking a bit of time after the ceremony to take pictures with all of the guests as well as with our family. After that, we will head to dinner to celebrate! I also feel like I will be glowing after the ceremony and you can't argue with how good a natural glow looks in photos :) Good luck with your choice!

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I chose to do photos before and I'm really happy I did, just wish I would've started them earlier. Really plan out the time in advance in terms of who you want there and at what time. I didn't start my photos until 2:30 because I wanted to do pics in my room with my girls and family and didn't want them to be tied up too much during that day. I did pictures slightly before the 4pm ceremony with my hubby which helped calm any nerves I had. However with only so much light left after the ceremony I felt we were rushing through all the group and beach shots.

 

When you get to the resort you might see a spot you'd like to have pics taken at but logistically it could be a challenge to get everywhere on the day of. If you don't want pictures before the ceremony I'd recommend doing a next day or TTD shoot. I wish I would've done that, I wouldn't have rolled around in the sand in my dress but just would've taken some time to take more pics with my hubby and I. Plus you're more relaxed the day after and more inclined to be yourselves since you don't have to worry about any other details.

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We are actually doing our "professional" photos off the resort the day before the wedding. We are doing this because we don't want to be too hot during the day of our wedding for photos & we also want to make sure we don't have our guests waiting a long time for our pictures. I went round & round with this but I think I'm sticking with this plan.

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I think we'll wait until after the ceremony to take pictures because I love the excitement from when the bride and groom see each other for the first time and I want the guests to share that, too!

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I always thought I would want the first time I saw FI on our wedding day to be as I was walking down the aisle, but I think I've changed my mind. I totally love the idea of having a private "first-time-you-see-each-other" moment. I'm pretty sure this is what I want to do (although I'll have to talk about it with FI - he and I have had a surprising number of differing opinions when it comes to this wedding stuff!).

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I think it all depends on how you want your moment to be. Im a sucker for the not seeing the groom until the ceremony, but I also want to take some pictures before as well. I think this is a personal choice!

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We plan on doing our individual photos before the ceremony. I am undecided if we will do couple pictures before the ceremony, but I like the idea of getting as many pictures done before the ceremony as possible.

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