A trend growing in the Wedding Photography field is the Bride and Groom seeing one another in full dress prior to the wedding.
This is a multi purpose trend, first the emotions of seeing each other for the first time is still very high, and relieves the stress of seeing each other for the first time in front of a church full of friends.
This first meeting is done with just the bride and groom, no one else is allowed, except the photographer. Second it gives the bride a much fuller experience walking down the isle. Of course for the photographer this allows the photography that usually takes place after the ceremony to be done prior to the ceremony. This allows the wedding party and parents to proceed directly to the reception at the end of the ceremony. Also, it allows the Bride, Groom and photographer a window of time to get the SPECIAL photographs brides see and love to have for themselves. This special photo may be a number of different locations that in the normal wedding photo process would be impossible to accomplish.
By: Terry Sweeney, Southern Visions Photo