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Jul172012

10 Reasons to have a First Look

A growing trend is for the bride and groom to see each other before the wedding in a 'first look.'  While many couples still prefer the more traditional route of not seeing each other before the ceremony the first look trend has grown immensely in popularity. Why you ask? These 10 first look photos should answer all your questions. 

1. The moment before the first look is magical. Your heart is racing and you are all smiles. How cute is this couple filled with the anticiption of seeing each other? It gives you butterflies. PS. I love this bride's shoes. 

2. Get emotional. This private moment between the two of you can get teary. I love how the bride wipes her groom's tears. So touching. 

3. Be creative. Why not. It is your first look it should reflect your couple. Hide behind balloons, trees, a corner, a door etc... I love how this groom anxiously waits to see what is behind those balloons. 

4. Sneak up on your groom. Ok probably not for real. But this picture with the shushing bride is adorable. 

5. Capture happiness. I love this photo, not only can you see how emmotional a moment it was but you can see the sheer happiness in the couple. 

 

6. The sneak peak- I love how this couple both decided to just peak around the door for their first look. 

7. Surprise- You never know how the bride or groom will react to seeing the other for the first time. And the nice thing about keeping this moment private is you are free not to hold back. This could be my favorite first look.

8. It is about the groom- traditionally a first look was fom the perspective of the groom. I love how this picture captures exactly that. 

9. Take a first look without looking- You can choose to do what this couple did and use blindfolds to set up this moment. This picture is pretty sweet.

10. The moment after the first look. Some of the most tender and beautiful wedding pictures have happened just moments after a couple sees each other for the first time. 

And this is our first look. It was such a beautiful and private moment and I wouldn't have wanted to share it any other way. 

Will you or did you have a first look? 

sources: 

1. moment before first look photo by Sam Ciurdar, 2. first look get emotional photo by Aric + Casey Photography, 3. Be creative first look with balloons photo by {Fresh in Love Photography}, 4. Sneak up first look by True Photography Weddings, 5. Capture hapiness first look photo by Weeno Photography, 6. Sneak peak first look photo by  Erin Jean Photography, 7. Surprise first look photo by Jasmine Star, 8. About the groom first look photo by Mastin Studio,  9. Take a first look without looking photo by Clayton Austin, 10. The moment after a first look photo by Amelia Lyon, our first look picture is by Mastin Studio

 

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love all the different beautiful and creative first looks But my favorite is the last picture !!!!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrose

Aww thank you Rose <3

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergirlywedding

Love your first look!!!! My heart melts :)

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Thank you Holly <3

July 18, 2012 | Registered Commentergirlywedding

My husband and I did our "First Look" 15 years ago. Everyone thought we were crazy, but it was the most special part of our wedding day. I still tear up thinking about it -even after all these years.

July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna O.

Deanna, that is so sweet. I loved our first look too. It was so nice to be able to share that initial moment with just each other. Thanks for reading.

July 26, 2012 | Registered Commentergirlywedding

I want our first "real" look to be when I walk down the aisle, but I want us to get a little teaser before then. We've spent the majority of our relationship long distance, as he is in the Army. So when the day comes, I'd like us to have a quick Skype session from our dressing rooms. Skype has played a huge role in our relationship, and it has always helped build the anticipation for when we do see each other again. Also, this allows me to save my reveal of the dress until the ceremony.

July 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Emily, that is such a cute idea. I'm a big Skype fan too, my family lives far and Skype plays a big part in our lives. Make sure you get your photographer to take pictures of your unique first look and then send them my way! Thanks for reading :)

August 2, 2012 | Registered Commentergirlywedding

You are awesome ! This blog is so great. I really hope more people read this and get what you’re saying, because let me tell you, it is important stuff.
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October 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterflorist

These ten first look photos are looking so attractive. Photographer has tried his best to give such beautiful look. First look between bride and groom is really interesting, they can enjoy this emotional moments in different ways. These ten first look photos are the answer of all question about first look. Really interesting blog.

November 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaurice

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