What is a first look and why might you consider it for your wedding.

Dec 7, 2018

What is a first look, should you consider having one?

We often have couples who come into the studio, and are completely undecided on having a first look. Here’s our take on it;

A first look is when a the bride and groom sees each other on the wedding day before the actual ceremony. It is a private moment for the pair, away from their friends and family. Although some couples still practice the time-honoured tradition of not seeing the bride before she walks down the wedding aisle for good luck, some couples do want a private moment before the ceremony to calm the wedding jitters and share an intimate moment between each each other.

Below are three reasons why you should have one;

  1. Timing- the first time your other half sees you can be quite overwhelming. It’s a great way to share that moment with just the two of you without the pressure of everyone staring and getting through the ceremony.
  2. Practicality- Having a first look enables you to take a lot of photos and footage before the ceremony, so that you can get to the reception sooner.
  3. Natural Lighting at its best- Your photos and video footage always looks best when there’s plenty of natural light. If you’re having a winter wedding, first look footage is important, as the sun sets pretty early. So having a first look, allows you the perfect opportunity to take gorgeous photos in the sun.

If you’re on the fence about doing a first look, contact us and we’d love to talk to you about the scheduling of your day as well as help you sort through your feelings, ultimately aiding you in determining whether its a good idea for you both as a couple or not.