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What is a First Look?

One of the most anticipated moments of a wedding is when the bride walks down the aisle and the groom sees her for the first time. However, a new trend has emerged in recent years that offers couples an alternative: the first look. In this blog post, we’ll explain what a first look is and outline the benefits of having one on your wedding day.

What is a first look?

A first look is a private moment between the bride and groom before the ceremony. Typically, the photographer will set up a special location for the couple to see each other for the first time. The photographer will capture the moment as it unfolds, creating beautiful, emotional images that the couple will treasure for a lifetime.

01. Calming Your Nerves

Weddings can be incredibly nerve-wracking, especially for the couple. Having a first look can help calm nerves by providing a private moment for the couple to connect before the ceremony. It allows them to share their emotions with each other and get the jitters out before they walk down the aisle.

02. Time Alone

Weddings can be incredibly busy, and the bride and groom may not have a lot of alone time during the day. Having a first look can provide a quiet moment for the couple to spend time together and take in the special day. It can also help them feel more connected and present during the ceremony.

03. Fresh Faces & Attire

Weddings can be long days, and by the time the ceremony rolls around, the couple may not look as fresh as they did when they first got ready. Having a first look means that the couple will be looking their best, with fresh makeup, hair, and clothing. This ensures that they will look their absolute best for the photos and the ceremony.

04. More Photos

Having a first look can also provide the opportunity for more photos. Since the couple is seeing each other before the ceremony, the photographer can capture a variety of different shots, including close-ups, full-length shots, and candid moments. This provides the couple with more images to choose from for their wedding album.

05. More Time With Your Guests

Weddings can be busy, and the bride and groom may not have a lot of time to spend with their guests. Having a first look can provide a bit of breathing room in the schedule, allowing the couple to spend more time with their guests during the cocktail hour or reception.

A first look can be a wonderful addition to your wedding day. It provides a special moment for the couple to connect and can help calm nerves, provide alone time, ensure the couple looks their best, provide more photo opportunities, and allow for more time with guests. If you’re considering a first look, talk to your wedding photographer to see how they can help make this moment special for you.

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