5 Reasons The First Look Is Worth It



Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day! If you are not sure about this tradition, I will explain why it would be a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress.   Disclaimer, I would never want any of my couples to feel pressured to go with this option, however, I do want to make sure that I share all of the benefits of a first look.  The decision is still yours to make!

 40% More Portraits

say what!?!? You are investing a lot into your wedding day and wedding photography.  With a first look, you will receive 40% more portraits of the two of you…and those are the images you will use to decorate your home with!  With the first look, you will make the most of out of this large investment and get the most for your money.

Enjoy The Surprise Freely

You actually get to have intimate time on your wedding day with each other!! This is huge, I missed out on this at my wedding and have seen so many of my couples enjoy this time together.

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 after 30 minutes of the ceremony, the reaction isn’t the same as the initial first glance, believe me.

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Extend Your Wedding Day by 3 Hours

First Looks allow you to extend your wedding day. Normally the wedding day would start when you come down the aisle, then the ceremony would end, you would rush through portraits so that you’re not late for the introductions and then it’s reception time. With a first look, your wedding day is extended by almost 3 hours! Instead of being rushed for your bridal party portraits… you actually get to enjoy them and have fun hanging out with your BEST friends on your wedding day. The WHOLE first half of my client’s wedding albums are filled with images just from this time together before the ceremony.

Your Only Alone Time

First Looks allow you to be TOGETHER and alone on your wedding day. When you see each other, not only will it be intimate, it will most likely be your only time alone the whole day! Normally portraits are a little rushed after the family formals, and it can be hard to really get back into that “lovey dovey” mode…. especially with family around! When you have just shared your first look, you’re READY to love on each other, and I always capture some super sweet images during those moments!

Diminishes Nerves

You get rid of your nerves! I’d say, literally 1/2 of my couples who have decided to do a first look, the grooms were not fans of it at first. However, because they have never experienced their wedding day before, they didn’t know how nerve racking it can be. I have testimonials from grooms who initially weren’t a fan of the first look… but afterwards admitted to being SO much more relaxed and ready for the ceremony!

So, there you have it, all the deets about doing the first look! Hopefully this info will help you when it comes to the important decision of doing a first look on your wedding day!




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