What is the first look?
Even though the first looks is getting popular, sometimes we get asked what is it? Whether you are considering first look, or have no idea what is it about read below.
The first look is a private moment before ceremony, when you see each other for first time. Just two of you, nobody else. This is typically one of the most emotional parts of the day and allows you to enjoy each other without the whirlwind around.
Does it take away from the emotions during the ceremony?
We heard it before.
We found often couples are more emotional during first look as you are not rushed by time and the order of the ceremony.
“But I want the emotional moment when I walk down the aisle”.
During our 3 years of photographing weddings and a lot of traditional vs first looks we can say one thing. It DOES NOT take away from the moment and emotions walking down the aisle. You might see each other before, but it is like seeing your puppy for first time and bringing it home. The time when everything gets real while you are walking into the future together is as perfect and full of emotions.
“The most meaningful part of our day for me was our first look. We finally got to the part of the day where we got to spend time together and I could not wait to be able to hug him and just be with him.” Katy
Do you like idea of both but can not decide?
A “secret randezvous” as one of our couples called it or “first touch” is something you might consider. It is like a first look, but without seeing each other. You can read letters to each other or just hold hands.