The engaged couple often wants to do a special first look/wedding reveal/bridal reveal instead of seeing each other from opposite ends of the wedding aisle. I have many brides that as me how to do the first look. I often cite the image below. He was upset that his idea for a first look inside this barn was not going to work due to farm implements inside the barn. At Canopy Creek Farm / Canopy Creek Farms, one of the best Dayton wedding venues, I confidently told the groom to give me five minutes to come up with a unique idea for a first look. As a Dayton photographer and Cincinnati photographer, I had never arranged a first look like this.
I arranged the bride and groom on opposite sides of the bar door and had them hold hands. I have them talk for a moment while building suspense. When they are ready, they turn to see each other for the very first time. This is my favorite bride reveal photograph to date, and I love all of my Canopy Creek Farm wedding photos! Being a Dayton wedding photographer makes me happy every time I photograph a wedding.