Maybe the blog post I posted last week totally resonated with you. Maybe you’re feeling more informed, and ready to build your wedding day timeline around a first look.
Or maybe you’re not feeling that way at all.
Maybe you’re a traditional bride. Maybe your mom was appalled you were even considering such a thing. Maybe your fiancé’s one and only request for the wedding is for the first time he sees you to be the moment you walk down the aisle.
You know what I have to say to that?
It’s your wedding, do whatever the heck you want! There’s no one “right” way to get married, so if a first look doesn’t thrill you, don’t even sweat it.
This might surprise you, but guess who didn’t do a first look at their wedding. This girl, right here folks. Yes, I knew we’d need to spend well over an hour after our ceremony taking photos. But it was the only thing Griffin requested for our wedding day (well that and a wedding cake that wouldn’t send him into anaphylactic shock.) But I knew that since our ceremony and reception were taking place at the same spot, and the location was picturesque, that we’d be able to get all photos we’d cherish for the rest of our lives while our guests mingled and enjoyed some drinks.
I will always be honest with you about your timeline, and the reality of how many natural light portraits you will be able to get with your schedule. And I will always respect your decision.
Do you want me to get pictures of you praying together before the ceremony around a corner so you can’t see each other? Sounds great! Want to do a first look with all your bridal party and family involved? Let's make it happen! I’m happy to chat and make your dreams a reality.
So, what's your opinion on first looks? Love them or hate them?