Its been a few weeks since I wrote the first post to this series. If you missed it you could always go back and visit here!
This week I want to dive deeper into the what we call The First Look. The subject of this non-traditional approach to the wedding day timeline often gets mixed feelings from both the bride and groom. We know that tradition sometimes plays a big role in your wedding day and although we as your storytellers completely respect that we want to share a flip side to that old tradition.
Today I want to highlight some of the reasons why we love when our couples choose a first look and why seeing one another before the ceremony actually helps relieve some of the stress of the day!
Below are some testimonies from some of our brides and what they thought about the First Look:
I also invited all our Instagram friends to share why or why not they did a First Look! I love what our sweet friend Courtney from Courtney Inghram Events said!
–We did a first look and I am SO happy we did. I was an absolute bundle of nerves that day, and when I saw my sweet husband I literally burst into tears and happy sobbed for a solid five minutes. If I had cried for that long during our wedding ceremony in front of all of our guests, I think I would have felt a little embarrassed; but with just him there it was intimate and sweet! I wasn’t going to do a first look until after my photographer highly recommended it, and now looking back, I’m glad we decided to do it!
In the five years that we have been shooting we have never had a couple regret doing the first look. It has always been just the opposite.
We do know that every couple and every wedding is different. And although we will always recommend a First Look, we know that there are couples who wish to do things more traditional. For those couples then my next blog post is for you. Another option to the First Look and how to still make time for the portraits you love.
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