One of the things that I wish I had been told as a bride was to seriously consider doing a First Look. It’s definitely something that I regret not doing.
I immediately shunned the idea, reminding myself that I wanted to see my husband’s face light up when he saw me walking towards him. But I wasn’t thinking about the fact that when I reached him, I wouldn’t be hugging him or kissing him. The reality was that I turned to face the priest and the wedding started. I couldn’t talk to him and be all giddy and excited. I just stood there next to him, sneaking glances and holding in my excitement.
A First Look isn’t for everyone, and it’s not the “traditional” thing to do. But if photography is important to you, then you should seriously consider a First Look. Some of the absolute best wedding photos I have seen have been when the bride and groom have a First Look.
Let’s face it photography has changed A LOT in the past 20 years. Couples used to get one or two poses and then it was off to the reception. Now days people want lots of AMAZING photos and poses.
The PROS of a first look
– You can revel in seeing each other for the first time, soak it up, and enjoy some quiet moments alone with each other. Cry, laugh, do a little dance- whatever you want to do!
– You will get some awesome photographs of you and your soon-to-be husband and have ample time to do so.
-You will get to enjoy your full reception with your guests and dance the night away.
-You won’t feel rushed or stressed
– If you’re extremely traditional, a First Look could take away from the build up and suspense of walking down the aisle.
– Your guests won’t be able to see that “first look” you and your groom have when you’re walking down the aisle. They will be able to see the pictures
Here are some photos of Jessie and Harvey’s “First Look”. Think of how AMAZING your pictures will be if you choose to do a first look.