Newmarket Wedding Photographers Present: Why Every Couple Should Consider a First Look on Their Wedding Day.

Congratulations, you’re engaged. Today we’re discussing “first look” wedding photography and why I think every couple should consider a first look on their wedding day.

I always recommend a first look to couples that are hosting their ceremony and their wedding reception at the same venue and here’s why. It’s very common for your cocktail hour to begin immediately after the ceremony is completed. So, while we’re off shooting bridal party and family photos, your guests are hanging out, enjoying each others company and eating those fantastic shrimp cocktails that you paid extra for.

Truthfully your cocktail hour is your first opportunity to breathe and relax, to see your friends and extended family and actually engage in conversation with them. The last thing that you want to do is go from your ceremony directly into family and bridal party photographs, leaving you only enough time to line up for your grand entrance into your reception hall. Which then sets off a whole new chain of reception formalities.

If your wedding was the Super Bowl, your cocktail hour would be the halftime show. You and your wedding team earned the opportunity to enjoy the halftime show. Scheduling a first look gives us the opportunity to capture all the amazing wedding party photographs prior to your ceremony. So once your ceremony is complete and you’re married, you’re free to join the cocktail hour and enjoy the company of your guests. Oh, and also those shrimp cocktails.

If you have any other questions regarding first look wedding photography, feel free to give me a call or reach out via my website.

Looking for more tips on how to prepare for your engagement session? You’re going to want to check out my 3 Pitfalls to Avoid WHen Scheduling Your Engagement Session



Ahmad ElfarramHello!  My name’s Ahmad, and I’m a wedding photographer in Newmarket, Ontario.  I’m one of many photographers in fact!  You probably came across my site through a Google search, which presented you with a long list of Newmarket wedding photographers.  Some of which are pretty darn good (yes, I am friends with many local photographers).

Thanks for stopping by my site. That’s me on the left (my Magnum face!): Husband, father of three and audiophile…I have a serious problem with vinyl.  Oh, and photographer.

Every day I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet, connect and photograph the most amazing couples. Follow the steps below and let’s see if we can be amazing together!

Step One: Check out the Galleries page and fall in love with the photographs

Step Two: Download the Wedding Price List

Step Three: Let’s grab a cup of coffee and chat (Starbucks or Timmies?)

It’s as simple as that!  I look forward to meeting you and answering all your questions.