What Is It?

A first look is when you and your spouse see each other for a private moment before your wedding ceremony, experiencing that special moment together for the first time.

Does a First Look Work for You?

As society evolves, wedding traditions change too. Nowadays, more couples opt for venues that host both the ceremony and the reception, often without a gap between. Unlike traditional church weddings that allow for a break after the ceremony for formal family and wedding party photos, venue weddings can be back-to-back affairs. Here’s where a first look shines – it lets you attend your cocktail hour! Missing out on mingling with guests, savoring appetizers, and enjoying the vibe would be a shame. With a first look, most photos are done beforehand, freeing up time to celebrate immediately after the ceremony.

Why Consider a First Look?

Planning your wedding day is exciting but nerve-wracking, and a first look can really ease those jitters. It’s a private, intimate moment shared just between you two, setting a heartfelt tone before the festivities begin. Plus, you get more opportunities for stunning photos. Without the rush of ceremony and reception schedules, I can capture genuine moments that reflect your love authentically. This flexibility is especially valuable if your day is tightly scheduled or if locations vary.

Moreover, that initial private moment can ground you both, fostering connection and excitement for the day ahead. It’s a chance to exchange sweet words and build anticipation before saying “I do.”

Every couple I’ve worked with has embraced the first look with joy, enhancing their wedding day experience in ways they didn’t expect. Honestly, I’ve never had a couple regret doing a first look. It adds so much to the day, making everything smoother and more enjoyable.

First Looks

June 27, 2024

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