April 15, 2020
There are so many decisions to be made about your wedding and one of the most important ones is whether or not to do a first look. It’s easy to just go the traditional route but I highly recommend considering these few benefits of having a first look before making the final decision!
MORE PORTRAIT TIME| Having a first look means you will have more portrait time! This also means you will have more opportunities for photos if the weather is bad. Often when it is raining there will be a break during the day at some point. So, having the opportunity to take photos before and after the ceremony gives you backup if the weather decides to take a turn and also allows for you to have more beautiful images of you and your husband!
CALMS THE NERVES| Often times first looks can actually lead to a more emotional reaction from the groom, which is every girls dream right?! This is because there is less stress since it is a much more intimate moment and no one is watching (except for your photographer). This also makes the moment of you walking down the aisle even more enjoyable because the stress and nerves will be gone!
ALONE TIME| I cannot recommend enough how important it is to have some alone time with your husband on your wedding day, even if its only for a few minutes! A first look allows you two to take a deep breath and soak it all in together. This will probably be the only time you two will be alone together on your wedding day and it makes it so so special.
MORE TIME WITH GUESTS| Typically without a first look you would go straight into portraits. With family formals and the bridal party this can take some time! With a first look you get to knock out some of those portraits in the beginning of the day (which is also when your makeup and hair is freshly done, so that’s another perk!) and get to your party sooner!
So, if you are still on the fence, I would say go for it! You truly won’t be disappointed and I guarantee you’ll be so thankful for that decision. But at the end of the day the choice is yours! Your photographer should fully support your decision as every wedding and couple is different. Do what is best for you. 🙂