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Today I want to talk about the 5 reasons why doing a first look on your wedding day is 1000% Worth It!! In case you missed it, look back a few blogs and you will find my blog about WHAT a first look is and even my own testimony of why it was one of the best decisions we made! So… I’m sure there are a MILLON different reasons why they are worth it, here is a list of the top 5 that I share with my clients!


First Looks allow you to be TOGETHER and alone on your wedding day. When Tyler and I saw each other, not only was it intimate, it was our only time to be alone the WHOLE day! We cried and laughed and cried some more…and then that put us in the PERFECT mood for our 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!


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! With a First Look, you make the most out of this large investment and get the most for your money. Also, a First Look serves as a type of insurance in the case of rain or storms! Imagine if you didn’t do a First Look and a storm sets in during the ceremony? Your window of opportunity for beautiful portraits has passed. However, if you shared a First Look, you have already gotten a large majority of your portraits done!


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 gorgeousness… 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.


First Looks allow you to extend your wedding day. Normally the wedding day would start when you come down the aisle, then the ceremony would end, you would rush through portraits so that you’re not late for the introductions and then it’s reception time. With a First Look, your wedding day is extended by almost 3 hours! Instead of being rushed for your bridal party portraits, you actually get to enjoy them and have fun hanging out with your BEST friends on your wedding day. The WHOLE first half of my clients’ wedding albums are filled with images just from this time together before the ceremony.


You get rid of your nerves! About half of my grooms were not fully on board with a First Look initially. 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!

January 9, 2024

Top 5 Reason’s a First Look Is Worth It

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