Wedding First Look

Emotional wedding first look

Choosing whether to have a wedding first look is like picking your go-to coffee order—personal and tailored to your taste. This blog delves into the ins and outs of this decision, recognizing that every couple has their groove. Let’s chat about whether wedding first looks are your vibe and how it can add that extra something to your big day.

Elopement vs Wedding

Whether you’re keeping it intimate with an elopement or going all out with a traditional wedding, the options for a first look are wide open. Imagine this: my partner and I got ready together in our hotel room. I helped with his suit, and he headed to a scenic spot. After he went down, I slipped into my dress, and we had our first look—just a private moment to kick off the day. It was low-key and all about us realizing, “Yep, this is OUR day!” For traditional weddings, there are choices, from first looks with your crew to cool twists like what I saw at Jocelyn and Dawson’s wedding. See their gallery here

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Wedding ideas for introverts

Let’s be honest—how cool are you with getting personal in front of others? If the idea makes you cringe, a first look might be your way out. It’s a stress-buster, giving you space to handle those emotions without an audience.

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Wedding first look

  1. Quick Snap Session: Tired of smiling for the camera all day? A first look is your shortcut. Knock out the main shots, gather the crew, and snag family pics—all before the ceremony. Say goodbye to forced grins and hello to actually enjoying the day.
  2. Emotions Unfiltered: Worried about Aunt Betty’s judgmental eyes? A first look is your VIP pass to spill your feelings without the crowd. Perfect for anxiety warriors, like me, who crave a chill moment amid the wedding chaos.

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First look vs no first look

  1. Early Start Alert: Brace yourself for an early kickoff. To catch the perfect lighting, you might need to rise before the sun. Not great for late risers, but sacrifices for good photos, right?
  2. Aisle Anticipation Light: Seeing your partner before the big aisle moment means fewer pre-ceremony jitters. It’s a trade-off between a relaxed vibe and the heart-pounding anticipation as you strut down. There is no wrong answer, maybe that feeling is absolutely thrilling to you!

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First look alternatives

Can’t decide? Skip the drama with a “first touch.” It’s like Love is Blind without the blindfold—talk, touch, and keep the mystery alive without the grand reveal.

Choosing a wedding first look is as personal as picking your playlist. Share your plans below, spill the tea, and remember—no right or wrong, just what feels right for your unique love story.

If you’re looking for a photographer that is as invested in your relationship as you are and wants to capture these fun & genuine moments so that they are never forgotten, please inquire with me here


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