You’ve probably heard about a First Look and have seen photos of this sweet moment captured between a bride and a groom on their wedding day. Some couple’s feel strongly about being traditional and seeing each other for the first day at the alter. While others are open to the idea of seeing each other beforehand, and experiencing more of the day together. Either way, it’s really a personal choice and there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer.
I do want to share some perks of having a First Look on your wedding day, and how it impacts the flow of your photography for the day. Many times couples will choose to have a First Look so that they can not only experience more of their wedding day together, but so that they can have their portrait portion of their day take place prior to their ceremony. This is a great way to maximize the use of your time on your wedding day. It allows you to move right into your cocktail hour following your ceremony, and not miss out on enjoying that part of your wedding day. And as you’ll see from these photos, seeing each other before the ceremony truly doesn’t take away from making the moment special.