Reasons to do a First Look

Intimate Moment

A first look allows the couple to have a private, intimate moment before the ceremony. This can be a special time for the couple to share their feelings, calm their nerves, and take in the significance of the day together.

More photo opportunities

By doing a first look, you can take advantage of the natural light and scenery of the wedding location to capture beautiful and memorable photos. This also allows you to take more couple photos together, which can be especially important if the ceremony and reception are in different locations.

Time management

Doing a first look can help with the flow of the wedding day timeline. It can allow for more time for photos before the ceremony, which can help the rest of the day run more smoothly. It can also allow the couple to attend their cocktail hour or reception earlier, instead of taking time after the ceremony to do photos.

Relieving nerves

Many couples feel nervous or anxious before the ceremony. Doing a first look can help to alleviate some of that nervousness by giving the couple a chance to see each other and connect before the ceremony. This can make the ceremony itself feel less stressful and more enjoyable.

Reasons not to do a First Look

Maximize Anticipation:

Waiting until the ceremony to see each other can create a sense of anticipation and excitement that some couples enjoy.

Emotional Surprise

For some couples, the first time they see each other on their wedding day is a special moment that they want to share with their guests.