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  • Writer's pictureTaja Coleman

4 Reasons To Do a First Look!

A “first look” is the moment the couple sees each other for the first time before the ceremony. Many couples ask me why I recommend a first look, so here are a few reasons!

You look BOMB: First look photos capture bride and groom together looking like perfection! You’ve just finished your hair and makeup. It’s before the ceremony, the photos, and the party. You look absolutely stunning - possibly the most gorgeous you’ve ever looked in your life. This is your moment to shine - and what better moment for bae to see you than this one, at your very best?! Privacy: Having the first look be private is relaxing and makes for beautiful images! The moment you see each other for the first time is once in a lifetime. It’s nothing short of pure magic. I think this moment is best shared privately, away from the pressure of tons of friends and family. It’s the only time the bride and groom really get to share together, alone, for the entire day. With the First Look, you'll have time to relax at your reception- no fears of cocktail hour running over!

Time to Relax: After a First Look couples are more relaxed during the ceremony! When you walk down the aisle, all eyes are on you. You're in the spotlight, every step is being watched and all eyes are on you. It’s a spectacular moment, but it’s also a public one. Making the first look private allows the bride and groom to be natural together, to relax, to express their feelings for each other without worrying about anyone else around. Shockingly, I didn't have a first look at my wedding. In hind sight, I wish I had! I was crying and shaking and I would have loved to embrace him and talk before that big moment. Instead, I had to "bottle it in" and Drake and I didn't have alone time until we crashed that night in bed! Emotion: These images capture such intense excitement and love between the couple! As a photographer, my favorite time of the day is the First Look! (I also LOVE bridal preparation!) The imagery from these photos is gorgeous! The photographs of couple together are emotional and lovely, and sometimes hard to recreate after the ceremony. I’ve had numerous couples say that their favorite images are from the First Look. I can’t recommend it enough!

Want me to shoot your wedding?! Contact me! Stay Sweet!


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