The first jump is a tandem jump, that is with an instructor strapped to your back. He will be the one to give the impulse when jumping from the plane and then direct the parachute. You can be photographed and even filmed during your jump.
It is possible to jump "alone" the first time without an instructor on the back but accompanied by two instructors. For this, you must train in a special programe called “PAC” (Progression Accompagnée en Chute, that is Accompanied Free-fall Progress).