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Taking a first look at First Looks.

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First looks are becoming more and more common place in contemporary wedding ceremonies. Gone are the days of old where stringent tradition guided every facet of your special day. Now couples are welcomed to put their own personal touch on every aspect of their celebration, including their time line.

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We ask our couples early on in the planning process if they “have any interest in having a First Look?”.

Usually, at this point, the groom will chime in at this point of the convo and explain that he “has no clue what a First Look is” and has never heard of it before.

So, let’s start there.

What is a First Look and when does it take place? A first look is a planned moment your photographer will create on your wedding day, where the couple will see each other for the firs time before your ceremony. Tradition previously dictated that the Bride and Groom wouldn’t see each other until the ceremony began. This new method allows for an intimate, private moment between the couple without all the eyes on them.

Now you might be asking, why would anyone want to see their future husband/wife before the ceremony? That’s certainly a fair question. There are many benefits to having a First Look, actually.

Now that the couple has had their moment together, your photographer can then go straight into capturing your formal portraits with your immediate family, as well as bridal party. In most instances your formal portraits are taken during cocktail hour, after the ceremony. The First Look allows you to spend time with your family and guests during cocktail hour instead of being tied up with your photographer taking more photos. You get to spend more time celebrating!!

However, if getting as many photos as possible is your thing, having a First Look also allows for more time after your ceremony to do some really creative shooting. Don’t want a First Look with your husband/wife?

No problem, we do them with Moms and Dads, too. (Elizabeth and her dad, below)

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The most frequent negative we hear is; “But, I want that magic moment where all my friends and Family see me, see my significant other for the first time…” And we get that… This is a moment you have been waiting your entire life for you. You want it to be special.

Keep in mind though, your guests have no idea you had a First Look, wink wink… Trust us, all the magic is still there.

While we really think the First Look adds to the flexibility of your day of timeline, this is a personal decision, and probably your first big one as a married couple. Choose wisely as there are several benefits to doing a first look, but it is not always for everyone!

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The Wedding of Taylor and Andrew Hume

Curry Events had the distinct pleasure of being of service to Taylor and Andrew by providing both Photography and Videography on their wedding day at Flag Hill Winery.

Photography and Videography being paired together is a huge advantage for our clients and couples in the planning, shooting and delivery process.

We met Taylor and Andrew through an inquiry for their Photo and Video services. The initial message was nothing out of the ordinary, just a quick note about the wedding and its location. After speaking with Taylor, we knew we were working with a couple who knew precisely what they were looking for and we could tell that this was going to be a once in a lifetime wedding. As a team, we were so excited that they were having their wedding at Flag Hill Winery where we have had some outstanding weddings in the past. Along with that venue experience, having the opportunity to work on both Photo and Video gives us better workflow in the way we capture the day, and continuity in the Photos and Videos we return to our couples. With this model, we are never competing for a shot or an angle and have the ability to plan alongside one another so that our timelines run in lockstep. This was bound to be a tremendous partnership with Taylor and Andrew!

But first, we needed to do their engagement shoot! Taylor and Andrew met at Canobie Lake Park, where they both worked in their younger days — so it was imperative that they get some shots there. So, despite the park being shutdown, and COVID19, and the world being on pause, our photogs Brian and Jocelyn ventured out to one of New England’s favorite amusement parks for an awesome engagement photo session.

Check out the full engagement Gallery here: https://curryeventservicesphotography.passgallery.com/-taylorandrewengagement5/gallery

Our team had such an awesome time getting to know Taylor and Andrew and their engagement shoot gave us a great understanding of their chemistry and the type of photos that would suit them best as we moved forward to the big day! I guess you could say that after the engagement shoot, we knew precisely how to “Taylor” our services to their needs. (I’ll be here all week!) But in all seriousness, Taylor and Andrew’s engagement shoot was a true testament to the reason why we try to include an engagement session in our full day and full service packages. It truly laid the groundwork for a great rapport between our team and their family, and set the stage for an outstanding wedding shoot from both a photo and video perspective. With Taylor being a coordinator, planner and aspiring venue owner herself, we had a lot in common — and also very high standards for the quality of the memories we were going to capture and return to her family.

As we approached the wedding at Flag Hill Winery, our team prepared to provide the top tier of our photo and video services. Taylor asked for a full length feature film, 2 shooter photography, and a small highlight film (teaser) for social media. As we arrived, we flew the drone over the incredible property, and took in the sights of the distillery. When the family began to arrive, we knew we were in for an amazing day — getting ready photos, a secret first look, a father daughter first look, and of course all that the amazing property had to offer! In our combo packages, we provide a short social media highlight along with a full length feature film.

For a quick peek at the events of the day, check out this highlight film!

Of course, some of you might think… “well, I want more details!” and well my friends, you are in luck, because we have got the deets!!

The vineyard was to die for. Flying the drone over the property gave us an amazing perspective on the vast expanse of Flag Hill’s land. It also gave us some impeccable ideas for photos. Brian and Jocelyn began to set up shots and make their way to the ladies suite for some getting ready photos and of course some of the gentlemen roaming around (as gentlemen tend to do!) It was truly a magnificent gathering and everything from the getting ready to the secret first look (with the best man), to the emotional ceremony, to the incredible energy of the reception, were all magnificent in their own way.

For a look at Taylor and Andrew’s Full Wedding Photography Gallery: https://curryeventservicesphotography.passgallery.com/-taylorandrewwedding/gallery

Even the vows, speeches and toasts took on a life of their own, and provided great context for how Taylor and Andrew’s relationship has blossomed over the years, from friends and coworkers to lovebirds and now to newlyweds! In the full length film, they take the time to read a letter to one another, which sets the stage for all the amazing moments of their big day at Flag Hill.

Their story is truly one which was not only a pleasure to experience, but an honor to capture and retell. At Curry Event Services, we are so grateful for the opportunity to be of service to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Taylor Hume as well as their closest family and friends. Like in all of our album collections and feature films, we aimed to portray their story in a unique way, reflecting the raw emotion and experience of being there with them that day, while adding a cinematic touch and narrative to the film we deliver.

Congratulations to our newlyweds, Taylor and Andrew Hume!

If you are interested in discussing Photography, Videography, Entertainment or a combo package of many things we offer, please click the contact form below and we will get back to you immediately!

Warmest Regards,

Curry Event Services

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