Have you ever considered having a ‘First Look’ for your wedding? As a Kansas City Wedding Photographer and having photographed many weddings before, I would highly recommend a first look! Here are some of the benefits of having a ‘First Look’ at your wedding!
MORE PORTRAITS: You’re investing a lot into your wedding photography. With a first look, you’ll receive a lot more portraits of the two of you and those are the images you will decorate your first home with! You’ll get more flexible time within your wedding day to just simply enjoy each other!
ENJOY THE SURPRISE FREELY: You actually get to have intimate time on your wedding day with each other. Most brides don’t realize that when you come down the aisle and totally SHOCK him with your gorgeous-ness… he can’t even tell you how amazing you look. He can’t touch you, embrace you or even SPEAK to you. You have to wait until 30 minutes later when the ceremony is over for him to react and tell you how amazing you look. And after 30 minutes of the ceremony, the reaction isn’t the same as the initial first glance.
EXTEND YOUR DAY BY A FEW HOURS: First Looks allow you to extend your wedding day. Normally the wedding day would start when you come down the aisle, then the ceremony would end, you would rush through portraits so that you’re not late for the introductions and then it’s reception time. With a first look, your wedding day is extended by almost 3 hours! Instead of being rushed for your bridal party por- traits… you actually get to enjoy them and have fun hanging out with your BEST friends on your wedding day. The WHOLE first half of my client’s wedding albums are filled with images just from this time together before the ceremony.
MORE ALONE TIME: First Looks allow you to be TOGETHER and alone on your wedding day. When my husband and I saw each other on our wedding day, not only was it intimate, it was our only time to be alone the whole day! It put us in the perfect mood for our romantic portraits. Normally portraits are a little rushed after the family formals, and it can be hard to really get back into that “lovey dovey” mode…. especially with family around! When you have just shared your first look, you’re READY to love on each other, and I always capture some super sweet images during those moments!
DIMINISHES NERVES: You get rid of your nerves! I’d say, literally 1/2 of my couples who have decided to do a first look, the grooms were not fans of it at first. However, because they have never experienced their wedding day before, they didn’t know how nerve racking it can be.