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A Second First Kiss

Apr 14, 2016

It goes without saying that everyone knows what the first kiss is — that amazing little moment that seals the deal and “officially” makes you partners for life. The second kiss is what comes after… as you’re heading down the aisle together, hand in hand or arm in arm and you turn in to one another; enjoying the moment for a second longer with a romantic “second” kiss.  Besides getting to sneak in an extra kiss, which is never unwelcomed on your wedding day, there are a few reasons I highly recommend this to all my couples:

+ You are guaranteed a clean, straight on, kissing shot. Sometimes during the ceremony, you may be behind an altar, or there is a banister in front of you, or the flower girl wandered up to you again — all of which add unexpected “noise” to your pictures. 

+ No officiant in the background. One out of every ten officiants will remember to step to the side during your kiss — but they too are doing a huge job and that likely isn’t high on their minds! However, that often leaves the first kiss to be between you, your future spouse, and the officiant which is not ideal. Seeing their head peek through the gap of your necks is slightly awkward and very distracting! But if you have a second kiss, the crowds behind you will just blend together making for a nice, seamless background! 

+ Sometimes guests get a little overzealous during the ceremony and want to grab their own first kiss shot — they hear it is coming and pop out of their seat to capture the moment and BAM! I just got an iPhone covering half of your body. Sure, my second shooter is somewhere also capturing your kiss, but likely not at the same, front and center angle! 

+ And, this one is just for fun, but all your guests LOVE seeing it! They too are giddy from all the excitement that just happened love having an extra moment to take it all in with you. 

I think that being in the moment is the most important part of your wedding day, so if this is something you forget to do or doesn’t come naturally, do not stress! We will be sure to get lots of amazing couples photos of you two kissing either way!

Kissing on your wedding day is never a bad thing! This Washington, DC photographer gives brides a tip on when to do one more and why it's important. Kissing on your wedding day is never a bad thing! This Washington, DC photographer gives brides a tip on when to do one more and why it's important. Kissing on your wedding day is never a bad thing! This Washington, DC photographer gives brides a tip on when to do one more and why it's important. Kissing on your wedding day is never a bad thing! This Washington, DC photographer gives brides a tip on when to do one more and why it's important.   

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