One of my favorite shots to get on the wedding day is a bride and groom with the bride's wedding veil! It just adds so much drama to your photographs, but I totally understand that oftentimes, you may not want to wear that veil the entire day! So from a photographer's standpoint, I am going to share the best times of the wedding day to wear that gorgeous veil!
If you're having a first look, I'm actually going to suggest NOT wearing the veil for this! Here's why:
1. Your "first look" will usually take place in the middle of the day. This means we're going to be dealing with harsh mid-day sunlight. Your veil may get overexposed in the photographs and take away from those images.
2. Sometimes, when you and your groom are caught up in the emotion of seeing each other for the first time on your wedding day, the veil falls out....and let's face it! You don't want that!
I definitely suggest wearing your veil for your ceremony! Why?
1. It'll be a different look from how your groom saw you earlier. A veil really finishes that "bridal" look that you may be going for.
2. The ceremony is a more formal part of your wedding day, and a veil definitely fits that occasion!
Keep the veil on for sunset portraits! Why?
1. It gives me the opportunity to get some gorgeous veil fluffing shots! These are always some of my favorite of the day! It gives me the chance to have fun and get creative with your portraits!
2. By this time, the lighting will be much better. In fact, we will probably be photographing in the best light of the day. The veil photographs much better in this type of light!
3. It will add an element of romance to your portraits. On my wedding day, I wore a cathedral length veil. My FAVORITE photographs were of me and my husband smooching underneath my wedding veil. Those pictures were SO ROMANTIC!
After your portraits, you can ditch the veil and put on your dancing shoes. As gorgeous as the veil is, it just doesn't go well with the "Cupid Shuffle".
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