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Everything You Need to Know About First Looks

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Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this tradition, this blog post 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. I want to make sure that I share all of the benefits of a first look, because there is a reason 90% of my couples do this and LOVE it!

I can honestly say I regret not doing a first look on our wedding day. As I walked down the aisle my dad was stepping on my dress and I was so nervous! I don’t even remember Robby’s reaction when I walked down because I was trying to focus on not tripping! Once I got to the altar I was still so nervous and just stared at Robby! If we did a first look we would not have been so nervous.

First Look | Why it’s Worth it

  • 40% MORE PORTRAITS – You’re investing a lot into your wedding photography. With a first look, you’ll receive 40% MORE portraits of the two of you… and those are the images you will decorate your first home with! (Believe me, our house is PACKED full of our portraits! With a first look, you make the most out of this large investment and get the most for your money.
  • ENJOY THE SURPRISE FREELY – This one is my favorite reason! You actually get to have intimate time on your wedding day with your man. 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.
  • NO MORE 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 so many grooms who initially weren’t a fan of the first look… but afterwards they admitted to being SO much more relaxed and ready for the ceremony!
  • YOUR ONLY ALONE TIME – First Looks allow you to be TOGETHER and alone on your wedding day. It puts you in the PERFECT mood for your romantic portraits. 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!

Check out Wedding Day Details blog post to prepare for detail photos.

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