Just a few reasons on why having a First Look planned in your wedding timeline is so important. A “first look” is the moment the bride and groom get to see each other for the first time before the wedding ceremony begins. Many couples ask me why I recommend a first look, so here are a few of my favorite reason.
Reason One - The moment you look your best
Let’s be real for a minute. You’ve just finished with the hair and makeup artists. It’s before the ceremony, the photos, and the party. You look absolutely stunning - possibly the most gorgeous you’ve ever looked in your whole life. Let’s be real for a minute. You’ve just finished with the hair and makeup artists. It’s before the ceremony, the photos, and the party. You look absolutely stunning - possibly the most gorgeous you’ve ever looked in your whole life.
Reason two - It's just you two!
I can tell you from years of firsthand experience that the moment groom sees bride for the first time is once in a lifetime. Seriously, friends, It’s nothing short of pure magic. You’ve never seen this level of emotion and connection, It’s enough to get me tearing up every time.
And let me tell you something else—I truly believe this moment is best shared privately, away from the pressure of tons of friends and family. It’s the only time the bride and groom really get to share together, alone, for the entire day. Having the first look be private is more relaxing for bride and groom, and makes for beautiful images!
Reason three - A Second to breathe
When the bride walks down the aisle, all eyes are on her. She’s in the spotlight, every movement being watched with anticipation by friends and family. It’s a spectacular and grand moment, but it’s also a public one.
Making the first look private allows the bride and groom to be natural together, to relax, to express their feelings for each other without worrying about anyone else around. After having a first look, I’ve also observed that couples are far more relaxed during the ceremony. This is HUGE, friends!
Reason Four - Incredible emotion, captured
As a photographer, of course my favorite outcome of a First Look is the imagery! The photographs of bride and groom together for the first time on their wedding day are incredibly emotional and lovely. These images capture such intense excitement and love between the couple. It’s amazing. For many of my clients, these very special photos end up becoming the most treasured shots of the entire wedding. I’ve had numerous couples say that their most beloved favorite images are from the first look. I just can’t recommend it enough—schedule a first look in your wedding timeline!
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