First looks are truly meant for just the two of you. You are allowed to be who you want to be, react how you want to react, and be in a comforting environment (without a hundred eyes on you)! Where my fellow introverts at? 

Our first look was our little moment away where we could really take everything in and be present in the moment. You're allowed to hug, kiss, talk!!, laugh, shout from the rooftops if you want! And just take it all in together, in a natural and unscripted way. PS: these photos will likely end up being your favorite of the whole day. And PSS: the walk down the aisle was still just as powerful (but it came without all the nerves and jitters!)

1. privacy

2. timeline

When you choose to take pictures prior to the ceremony, you are really giving yourself (and your family and bridal party) more time to enjoy the day and your party! The day goes by SO fast, and trust me you’ll want to be present for it, not feeling like you were away the whole time taking pictures. 

You’ll actually have time to mingle with your guests, grab a cocktail or two, taste your hor d'oeuvres and just be present without having to immediately leave the scene to get photos. Taking photos prior to the ceremony also frees up your photographer’s time after the ceremony for detail shots like your venue space, clean images of the dinner tables and centerpieces before the guests file in, and candid moments of cocktail hour.

The morning of weddings can sometimes be a littttle more chaotic than we intended them to be. Small details go missing, timeline is already being stretched, hair isn't turning out as expected, etc. etc. My first look was the first moment out of the day where I was able to relax and forget about everything else. It completely put the entire day into perspective and prioritized everything. Seeing him and being with him allowed me to get out of my head, away from worrying about all the little details, and instead focus on what was real, that I was marrying my soulmate! Everything else melted away.

3. mindset

4. more time together

Ready for the best part? Rather than having to spend half your day hiding from each other, a first look allows you to spend your wedding day TOGETHER! Yess!

Okay so final thoughts, I know it may not be tradition, but if it allows you to spend more time together, get more genuine photos, creates a smoother timeline for all parties involved, and allows you to relax after ceremony - I think there's a reason so many people are making this a new tradition. When it comes down to it, isn't the ceremony about the actual act of getting married? Not when or how he sees you? You have the option to make this part special and your own.

When you choose to take pictures prior to the ceremony, you are really giving yourself (and your family and bridal party) more time to enjoy the day and your party! The day goes by SO fast, and trust me you’ll want to be present for it, not feeling like you were away the whole time taking pictures.

You’ll actually have time to mingle with your guests, grab a cocktail or two, taste your hor d'oeuvres and just be present without having to immediately leave the scene to get photos. Taking photos prior to the ceremony also frees up your photographer’s time after the ceremony for detail shots like your venue space, getting clean images of the dinner tables and centerpieces before the guests file in, and candid moments of cocktail hour.

2. timeline

The morning of weddings can sometimes be a littttle more chaotic than we intended them to be. Small details go missing, timeline is already being stretched, hair isn't turning out as expected, etc. etc. My first look was the first moment out of the day where I was able to relax and forget about everything else. It completely put the entire day into perspective and prioritized everything. Seeing him and being with him allowed me to get out of my head, away from worrying about all the little details, and instead focus on what was real, that I was marrying my soulmate! Everything else melted away.

3. mindset

Ready for the best part? Rather than having to spend half your day hiding from each other, a first look allows you to spend your wedding day TOGETHER! Yess!

Okay so final thoughts, I know it may not be tradition, but if it allows you to spend more time together, get more genuine photos, creates a smoother timeline for all parties involved, and allows you to relax after ceremony - I think there's a reason so many people are making this a new tradition. When it comes down to it, isn't the ceremony about the actual act of getting married? Not when or how he sees you? You have the option to make this part unique, intimate and your own.



4. more time together

So what do ya think? Is a first look right for you?

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