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The First Look

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

THE FIRST LOOK


The moment the groom sees the bride for the first time is once in a lifetime.
It’s nothing short of pure magic.

Over and over again I’m asked what my favorite moment of photographing a wedding is; and every time the answer is the same: the moment the groom sees his beautiful bride for the very first time. There are no words to describe the incredible emotion that flows between the couple during this time; so I document it with images instead!
First Look photographs generally happen directly before the ceremony begins, but after the bride and groom have gotten dressed for the wedding. It’s an amazing thing to watch, and my wedding couples clients constantly tell me how meaningful their First Look images are for years to come.

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YOU LOOK YOUR BESTReason One

Let’s be real for a minute. You’ve just finished with the hair and makeup artists. It’s before the ceremony, the photos, and the party. You look absolutely stunning – possibly the most gorgeous you’ve ever looked in your whole life

This is your moment to shine bright – and what better moment for your groom to see you than this one, at your very best? He’ll never forget it. You’ll never forget it. First look photos capture bride and groom together looking like perfection!

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A PRIVATE MOMENT TO SHAREReason Two

I can tell you from years of firsthand experience that the moment the groom sees bride for the first time is once in a lifetime. Seriously, friends, It’s nothing short of pure magic. You’ve never seen this level of emotion and connection, It’s enough to get me tearing up every time. And let me tell you something else—I truly believe this moment is best shared privately, away from the pressure of tons of friends and family. It’s the only time the bride and groom really get to share together, alone, for the entire day. Having the first look be private is more relaxing for bridge and groom, and makes for beautiful images!

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A SECOND TO BREATHEReason Three

When the bride walks down the aisle, all eyes are on her. She’s in the spotlight, every movement being watched with anticipation by friends and family. It’s a spectacular and grand moment, but it’s also a public one. Making the first look private allows the bride and groom to be natural together, to relax, to express their feelings for each other without worrying about anyone else around. After having a first look, I’ve also observed that couples are far more relaxed during the ceremony. This is HUGE, friends!

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INCREDIBLE EMOTIONReason Four

When the bride walks down the aisle, all eyes are on her. She’s in the spotlight, every movement being watched with anticipation by friends and family. It’s a spectacular and grand moment, but it’s also a public one. Making the first look private allows the bride and groom to be natural together, to relax, to express their feelings for each other without worrying about anyone else around. After having a first look, I’ve also observed that couples are far more relaxed during the ceremony. This is HUGE, friends!

For many of my clients, these very special photos end up becoming the most treasured shots of the entire wedding. I’ve had numerous couples say that their most beloved favorite images are from the first look. I just can’t recommend it enough—schedule a first look in your wedding timeline!

About The Wedding Photographer

Mike Elford
Mike Elford | The Windsor Wedding Photographer first photographed his first wedding back in 2004. Over the next 17 years, Mike would go on to really key in on what his Bride and Groom clients truly desired. Originally, he thought they came to him after seeing some of the amazing wedding images he photographed. But what he quickly realized is that Mike's clients choose him because of how immediately comfortable they felt upon meeting him. They knew right away having Mike photograph their wedding was the right choice. Along with great images, it just felt right to be photographed by Mike. Doing things just a little bit different, or a little better than the other wedding photographers is just the beginning when you choose Mike. It truly is The Ultimate Wedding Photography Experience!
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Communicating with my wedding couples is a huge part of what I love so much about my business. I remain friends with many of my clients long after I’ve finished their wedding collection (and enjoy continuing to document their lives!). I want to be here for you in every way possible. I encourage you to ask questions, suggest ideas, and play a hands-on role in the planning process. The following is a list of ways to get ahold of me, so you always know you are always cared for.

Address:

3036 BRIMLEY DR
WINDSOR ONT.

N8R1M2
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Phone:

Phone:

(519) 990 7351

Hours:

Mon-Sat 9am – 11pm
Sun 11am – 5pm