Oh, the age-old question – to do, or not to do a First Look on your wedding day? How do you feel about locking eyes before the ceremony? Every couple is unique; we understand that you might have different needs, traditions, timelines, or visions for your big day. In light of this, we believe it’s worth considering something special: a first look.
A first look gives you the chance to have a private, emotional moment before the whirlwind of the day begins. It’s like having your own secret world where you can soak in all the love and excitement without any distraction. Worried about losing the magic? Absolutely not!
Here’s the thing – it doesn’t erase the magic; it multiplies it! It hands you a bigger platter of unique moments to savour throughout the day, more waves of emotion to ride, and more core memories to cherish forever. So, we give First looks a big thumbs up!
Here are our top 4 reasons for having a First Look:
The first look is often filled with raw, genuine emotions which can make for some of the most beautiful and heartfelt wedding photos. When you see each other for the first time in private, without all the guests watching, you can react honestly and openly. This often results in powerful, candid photos that capture the true essence of your relationship!
Seeing each other before the ceremony can help reduce any anxiety you might be feeling about the big day. This moment allows the couple to connect, comfort each other, and alleviate any pre-wedding jitters. It can be a calming and grounding experience before the whirlwind of the ceremony and reception begins.
Having a first look can streamline the timeline of your wedding day. Traditional weddings often have a significant gap between the ceremony and reception to allow for formal pictures. With a first look, many of these photos can be taken beforehand, allowing you to move straight from the ceremony to the reception and spend more time with your guests. Say goodbye to extended photo sessions and hello to celebrating with your dear ones!
Creating a core memory
In the midst of a busy and often chaotic day, the first look can provide a moment of privacy and intimacy. Amidst the whirl of getting ready, guests arriving, and last-minute touch-ups, it’s a peaceful pause. Just you two, soaking up the reality that you’re about to become a married couple. It’s one of those rare moments when you get to be alone with your partner, creating a core memory that’s exclusively yours. This moment is about you two, not about others’ expectations, adding that extra dash of personal significance to your special day.
So there you have it! Four compelling reasons to consider a First look on your special day. As wedding photographers, we promise it adds a beautiful layer of emotion, calm, efficiency, and intimacy to your wedding day.
Here are some wedding galleries we’ve captured with First Looks to inspire your day: