The First Look Debate

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In the excitement of wedding planning, deciding on whether to have a first look can be commonly swept under the rug. Couples are often superstitious about seeing their significant other before the ceremony. They want the element of surprise when they see their spouse-to-be for the first time walking down the aisle. Although holding tradition is important for many couples, there are many advantages to having a first look.

Why to have a first look

The primary reason I advocate for a first look is the principle of time. It gives the photographer more time to take photos rather than capture the perfect shots during your walk down the aisle. These photos can be beautifully executed because they stage a setting that is intimate which enables the photographer to capture the raw emotion. Additionally, if your timeline doesn’t allow for many photos in between the ceremony and reception, a first look will give the photographer another opportunity to take more photos.

The pre-wedding jitters are common but a first look is an excellent way to avoid these nerves. By seeing your significant other before the ceremony in a private and intimate space, the couple will be relaxed and less nervous. You will be much more present during the ceremony and fully absorb the significance of the day.

Sticking with tradition

If you decide to be traditional, the moment will be just as beautiful and emotional. Remember to soak it all in because it is easy to let your emotions run the show and force you to rush. Take your time and look around to see all your loved ones who came to celebrate with you. 

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