Three Reasons why you should consider a first look on your wedding day:
If you are having a winter wedding or an evening ceremony, you may need to consider doing a first look. During the winter months the days are shorter means you have less light to work with. If you prefer natural light photos, a first look is a must.
2. More Photos
The usual wedding day timeline allows 1-1.5 hours at the most for portraits. This includes family and bridal party photos. Bride and Groom photos are usually the last to get finished which means if things are running late, the bride and groom portrait time gets taken away. Choosing a first look would mean more time for photos, even if the day is running a little behind.
3. Calms your nerves
Every bride and groom gets a little nervous leading up to the ceremony. It’s normal to be feeling those types of emotions. After all, you are committing for life! I’ve had brides and grooms who were more nervous than others and once they had their first look, all those nerves went out the door. Some of my brides who weren’t 100% set on a first look later raved and recommended it to other brides. You can compare it to a weight being lifted off your chest. All that pressure of seeing each other at the end of the alter is gone.