If you decide that a first look is not for you, I would recommend dedicating at least 30 minutes of bride and groom photos after the ceremony. Typically, after the family formals this will work. I would highly recommend assigning someone to communicate to guest that only immediate family and the bridal party are to stay after the ceremony. Otherwise, you will have an endless line of guest waiting for photos that will take up some time away from your bride and groom photos.
On this day, the bride and groom decided to wait until after the ceremony to take photos. We quickly ran through the family formals. Afterwards, we took the bride and groom to a location away from guest, details, and things that might have distracted their attention from the gravity of the moment, while the guest enjoyed cocktail hour. Just he and his bride ready to commit to each other.
It’s a special day, and your first day as husband and wife and photos serve as great heirlooms for this day.
Photos taken as second photographer for 4 Keeps Photography