Why we love First Looks!

A First Look, is where the couple makes the decision to break with wedding tradition, and see each other before the ceremony. This is usually done in a private setting, with yourselves and your photographers, to ensure that this precious moment is capture.

It is a never ending debate between brides, whether they would like to incorporate the First Look, or keep to tradition see each other as the bride first walks down the aisle.

Below are the top Pro’s for having a First Look!

One of the hardest decisions a couple has to make when planning their wedding is whether or not to do a First Look.

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The Pro’s For Doing A “First Look”

Gives You Privacy on Your Wedding Day (Which is Normally a Rarity)


Calms Your Nerves

Allows Formal Portraits to Occur Before
the Ceremony

40% MORE PORTRAITS

ENJOY THE SURPRISE FREELY

Having a private moment between you and your husband-to-be is almost unheard of on your wedding day (believe it or not.) The First Look has become the most private part of your day (away from wedding party or hovering mothers.) It is quiet and peaceful and allows time to LOVE on each other (with your photographer there to capture it all so that you can always remember this moment and the expressions that go with it.)

Coordinate with your photographer or wedding planner to make sure that there is enough time after your “first look” that you are able to leave the premises to give yourself at least 30-45 minutes before your ceremony to digress and relax (and also allows time for the adrenaline to build back up until you see your hubby-to-be again as man and wife!) This also hides you from your guests!

Planning the First Look usually allows for planned time to do all family photos before the ceremony.
The benefits you ask?
After the ceremony (and all the nerves that go with it) you are now free and clear to relax and enjoy the FUN! Rejoice in the moment and live it up with your hubby and bridal party! It also shortens your time in between your ceremony and reception, so your guests aren’t waiting so long and you can look forward to an earlier dinner!
TIP: This also cuts down on cocktail drink expenses if you are on a budget!

You’re investing a lot into your wedding photography. With a rst look, you’ll receive 40% MORE portraits of the two of you... and those are the images you will decorate your rst home with! (Believe me, our house is PACKED full of our portraits!) With a rst look, you make the most out of this large investment and get the most for your money.

You actually get to have intimate time on your wedding day with your man. Most brides don’t realize that when you come down the aisle and totally SHOCK him with your gorgeous-ness... he can’t even tell you how amazing you look. He can’t touch you, embrace you or even SPEAK to you. You have to wait until 30 minutes later when the ceremony is over for him to react and tell you how amazing you look. And a er 30 minutes of the ceremony, the reaction isn’t the same as the initial  first glance.

expectations for the Bride

Bride’s, if you have never seen your man cry or get emotional, you can’t expect him to be overly emotional on your wedding day. Some guys just embrace their brides and never cry.... and that’s OK. Some guys show very little emotion when their bride is coming down the aisle and that’s ok too. Just enjoy this amazing day and try not to put any expectations on him. If you take this advice to heart, I could potentially be saving you a lot of disappointment on your day. One thing we have noticed a er shooting close to 200 weddings is that the stress and nerves that come with a wedding day can sometimes make it hard for some grooms to truly express their emotions. It’s just a lot to take in all at once. is is a great reason to share a first look and also a great reason to give some grace to your guy! Sure, you deserve to feel beautiful, but my encouragement to you is to enjoy this time together, no matter what his reaction is like!

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