A first look session can be quite interesting and the pictures from it are usually the best. Couples these days choosing a lot more often to do first look photoshoots so it seems the trend has come to stay as an important part of modern weddings.
In a first look, the couple defies tradition in some way. They get dressed and then spend some time with each other before the wedding. The first look can also include the couple’s parents and their wedding party. Photographers love first looks because it often gives them a chance to capture everyone while their dressing and makeup is still fresh.
There are many reasons why you should have a first look on your wedding day. If you’re considering one, we think you should go ahead. Here are some reasons why doing a first look is a wonderful idea.
It’s Great Practice
First look photoshoots are a great way to relax in the presence of your partner before your wedding. You’ll get to see how each other looks before your ceremony and spend a little time with each other. This can go a long way towards helping you ease your nerves and anxiety. You’ll get a chance to hold, hug and kiss your partner. You can also say reaffirming words that will help you feel braver as you take on the day together.
Get the Crying Out of The Way
A first look photoshoot can help avoid you both crying too much at the altar. You’d have already seen each other during the photoshoot and gotten the waterworks out of your systems. This one isn’t a guarantee however but who said crying at your wedding was a bad thing in the first place?
WARNING: If one starts crying, two start crying.
You’ll Have More Time
A first look photoshoot can give you more time to spend with your wedding guests. How you may ask? It’s quite simple. Since you’ll have great pictures from your first look photoshoot and more from when you say your vows, this will reduce the number of pictures you’ll need during cocktail hour and leave you with more time to spend with your guests. Great right? We think so too.
So, what do you think? Will you be having a first look at your wedding? If you decide to, the best person to plan this with is your photographer. They’ll tell you the number of pictures they can capture in that moment and be very discreet. The decision to have one also has to be a joint one between you and your partner. Best of luck!!!