5 Reasons Couples Choose A First Look | Kirsten Barbara

I'm Kirsten! Mom, wife and photographer born and raised in the midwest. I'm all about travel, tacos & hanging out with my dogs. 

personal

Take a look around

weddings

business

Hey there!

5 Reasons Couples Choose A First Look

Nov 5, 2020

To first look or not to first look?

If you’re planning a wedding, chances are that you’ve heard the term “first look”. If you haven’t heard of it or you’re having trouble deciding, this is for you.

For those of you wondering what a first look is, it’s when the bride and groom see each other for the first time on the day of the wedding. It’s usually done in a quiet, private area where it’s just the two of them (and a couple photographers watching from afar!). This is opposed to the groom seeing the bride for the first time when she walks down the aisle.

About 90% of my couples request to do a first look instead of waiting for the wedding ceremony.

Wondering why? Here’s a handful of reasons why clients request and rave about first looks!

1. More Personal

This is by far the most common reason for a first look. Couples love sharing that moment between the two of them. First looks are more personal, intimate and get the best reactions!

To first look or not to first look? If you're wondering whether you should see each other before the ceremony? Here's 5 reasons why you should have a first look!

2. More Time To Mingle With Guests

After the ceremony everyone wants to go unwind and celebrate! Having a first look allows you to take photos before wedding. This means you don’t have to worry about wrangling the troops for family photos after and you get a longer cocktail hour with your guests!

3. Zero Pressure

Without everyone watching and waiting for reactions, you can relax and focus on the two of you and not everyone else’s expectations.

4. More Time Together On The Wedding Day

This is my favorite reason for a first look and one of the reasons I personally chose one on my wedding day. After all of that planning, it feels great to enjoy the it together.

Bride and groom pouring champagne

To first look or not to first look? If you're wondering whether you should see each other before the ceremony? Here's 5 reasons why you should have a first look!

5. Get Rid Of Those “Pre-Wedding” Jitters

All of that anticipation can make couples nervous and anxious. (I personally know I was!) Once that moment is over, couples can relax, steal kisses and enjoy the day together.

What do you think about first looks? Would you have one? Let me know below!

Having engagement photos taken soon? Click here to read the exact tips I give my couples!

Comments

comments

Wedding

Leave a Reply

@kirstenbshelton

Follow along for more stories about love, motherhood & entrepreneurship

%d bloggers like this: