Happy Wednesday! I am so tired of hearing everyone complaining about their snow….seriously people. There are people here who have not had one good snow this year….and desperately want it. Ugh.
Today I want to share with you Luke’s first look at me on our wedding day– before the ceremony. I also want to share some reasons why it’s good to have a first look before the ceremony.
1 // Nerves. Seeing each other before the ceremony always, always, always calms nerves. Most couples who have a first look say they would recommend it to anyone getting married and also makes your feel more relaxed for the ceremony.
2 // Alone time. The First Look is designed so that the moment is only shared by you and your photographer. The benefit of the First Look is that you are alone and it’s private. You can actually talk to each other and tell each other how excited you are to get married. You can do whatever feels right. The First Look is often the only alone time you’ll have all day, so it’s a great opportunity for some quiet time together.
3 // Timeline and portraits. If you decide to see each other before the ceremony, you have the opportunity to take your formal portraits after the First Look. Having a First Look can save you time and money – if you wait to see each other until the ceremony, you’ll likely spend 30-60 additional minutes on portraits. By having all of your portraits completed before the ceremony, your photography timeline will be more streamlined and you can focus more of your photographer’s time on what’s important to such as getting-ready shots, reception coverage or your grand exit.
4 // Spend more time with your guests. Since you’ve had a First Look and you’ve taken all of your portraits before the ceremony, you can head to the reception immediately after the ceremony. You’ve spent months planning your wedding and a lot of those plans have focused on the reception and celebrating your marriage. By having a First Look, you ensure that you’ll get to spend more time with your guests!
Did you have a “First Look” before your ceremony?