It's hard to choose our favorite moment throughout the wedding day, but if we had to pick just one it might be the first look! Whether this beautiful moment comes from your bride or groom-to-be, your parents or your bridesmaids -- a first look moment is sure to steal your heart away. Take a peek at a few of our favorite first looks below!
More and more these days, couples are choosing to take a few minutes before the ceremony to sneak a peek with their best friends and loved ones -- and we just can't get enough! From looks of joy and laughter to the happiest of tears -- from those who have always stood by your side to those who will stand by you forever after -- these first look moments say it all. Bookmark a few that you'd love to have your own wedding photographer capture, or share them with someone in the midst of planning!
A First Look With Your Bridesmaids
We admit, each kind of first look is special in its own way and we love each for different reasons. The Bridesmaids First Look is sweet and sentimental among best friends. We love that each reaction is different and admirable while capturing a unique bond between the bride and each bridesmaid. Friendships are forever and love that photo ops like this celebrate them!
A First Look With Your Other Half
Tried and true, it’s most common first look and the most romantic (obviously!) The reaction of your bride or groom makes all the anticipation worth it and will be remembered forever special thanks to your photography team! It’s truly one of the most genuine moments captured in the day. We always recommend a second photographer for wedding day situations like first looks. Read more about why, here.
A First Look With Your Parent or Grandparent
Giving away a son or daughter on their wedding day is an emotional thing for parents. So naturally, the reaction of seeing a son or daughter dressed for the big day and ready to walk down the aisle is incredibly touching and sentimental. You’ll cherish these photos for years to come, we promise. They also make great photos to frame, so share the love!
A First Look Walking Up the Aisle
It technically is and isn’t a first look. We think it needs to be included because sometimes the sweetest reaction is when the big day has finally arrived and your love is waiting for you at the end of the aisle. We live for moments like these!
Have you decided on whether or not you’ll include a first look in your wedding day? If you’re set on not seeing your fiance before the ceremony, consider one of the others above. Each makes for an incredible photo opportunity.
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