I’m going to keep this post short, sweet and simple, just as a First Look should be.
When it comes to taking high stress out of your wedding day, adding a First Look can easily turn those levels down a notch.
First and foremost-you get to share a special moment alone (well, almost) with your sweetheart before being whisked away by the groups of guests throughout your night. If you are feeling nervous before your ceremony, this might melt away the bad butterflies and give you the good ones. Plus, this day is all about you two!
Second, it is your wedding day and you’ll look gorgeous no matter what, but your confidence levels will be at an all time high after freshly finishing your pampering that morning. You won’t have to worry about getting a touch up in before photos to cover up any tears that may have strayed during the day.
Third, you won’t feel rushed after the ceremony-you’ve said your I Do’s and sealed the deal. Now its time to celebrate! Getting a good chunk of the formals out of the way before your ceremony starts is a good way to ensure you’ll enjoy yourself during your cocktail hour. Take a deep breath-the hard part is over, it should be time to relax and enjoy your new last name and company!
TIP: A lot of couples who don’t have photos before hand end up missing the majority of their cocktail hour. No pop, clink, fizzing for you, not to mention you might be missing out on some of those tasty appetizer.
Take these reasons into account when meeting with your photographer! First looks aren’t a MUST DO, but they may definitely benefit you in the long run.
TIP: Trust your photographer. Talk to them about places you like/looks you’re trying to achieve. They will be able to come up with a solid plan of action and scope out a location for the photos that day! An unlikely location can achieve some of the prettiest photos.