5 Reasons Why You Should Do A First Look On Your Wedding Day

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Nothing compares to seeing the love of your life for the first time on your wedding day! Whether you are doing a first look or seeing each other for the first time at the altar, it’s always such an intimate and emotional moment, and by far one of my favorite moments to capture! So many emotions rush through you—excitement, joy, disbelief—and when they see each other in their wedding attire it is hard to not cry happy tears.

The concept of ‘first look photos’ has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Traditionally, couples will wait until the ceremony before seeing each other for the first time.

While some couples are not interested in a first look on their big day, it is definitely an option to consider when looking to create an unforgettable moment.

Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Do A First Look On Your Wedding Day

1. Calms the nerve before the ceremony

There’s a lot to prepare for the wedding ceremony. It’s a day of excitement and anticipation, but also opportunity for stress. The hours leading up to the wedding can be very busy and chaotic as you make all your plans come together, as well as very nerve-racking for the bride and groom.

Having a first look before the day of the wedding can help both bride and groom manage stress, anxiety, and even nerves. It gives them an opportunity to get used to being in front of each other before facing friends and family.

The first look is such a special moment for the bride and groom. It gives the couple time to soak in the details of the day ahead and relax before it all begins.

2. Have that intimate moment

You will have the first look with your partner before the ceremony. The first look offers the chance to take in everything about each other, from the small details of your partner’s appearance to that larger picture of how happy you are to see them.

The first look is about the two of you — what it feels like to see each other for the first time. It has your guard down because it’s just the two of you, with no distractions. You’re not nervous that the eyes will watch your every move, or whether you trip or fall, or that your walk pacing isn’t right. This is you and your future spouse’s moment.

3. More Time With Family And Friends

First looks are not just reserved for the bride and groom. All of your family and friends who want to be involved can enjoy this special moment as well! First-look reactions from the bride’s friends and family are always priceless, so we love seeing these moments unfold.

4. More special moments captured

When you set up the day to include more moments like a first look, you’re going to have more video and photo shoots to enjoy afterward. Planning a first look is the best way to guarantee a solid amount of time for video shots with your fiancé, your family, and your bridal party.

5. Capture more traditional and non-traditional/fun and candid moments

A first look gives the couple a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera. It also allows your videographer extra time to take creative shots. This extra time can be used for both traditional and non-traditional/fun and candid videos.

The first look is an often overlooked part of the day, which is unfortunate because it’s the perfect time to create some really great spontaneous images that can give your wedding album a more relaxed feel.


First looks are a great way to create an intimate moment and start the day off on a positive note. They can reduce wedding day nerves, keep your videos free of “trying too hard to capture the moment” moments and allow couples some extra time to enjoy their special day together.

First looks are a private moment in your day that you may not get again. Some people call them cake cutting, others refer to it as the formal part of a wedding before the reception. There are no hard rules with our weddings and we want you to have the ceremony your way with just one condition… we will be there to capture it all on camera!