A “First Look” is when the bride and groom take the opportunity to see each other before the wedding ceremony.
As a photographer, I LOVE when my couples decide to do a first look for so many reasons:

  1. More portrait time! Since there is plenty of time to take bride and groom portraits, we can photograph at more locations and you will get more pictures!

  2. It provides a much smoother layout to the rest of your wedding day. Most of the formal photographs, such as, bridal party pictures, family formals, and couple portraits, would be taken before the ceremony even starts.

  3. It gives couples a chance to enjoy some of their cocktail hour and hang out with their guests!

  4. Most importantly, a first look gives the couple a chance to be alone for 15 minutes on their wedding day. Fifteen minutes in which the couple can be together and completely relish in the fact that they are about to spend the rest of their lives together. Weddings can be pretty nerve racking, and first looks tend to make couples much more relaxed and ready for the ceremony.