40% MORE PORTRAITS
You’re investing a lot into your wedding photography. With a first look, you’ll recieve 40% more portraits of the two of you… and those are the images you will decorate your first home with! With a first look , you make the most out of this large investment and get the most for your money.
ENJOY THE SURPRISE FREELY
You actually get to have intimate time on your wedding day with your man. 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 after 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 3 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 protraits so that you’re not late for the intorductions 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 portraits… 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.
YOUR ONLY ALONE TIME
First Looks allow you to be TOGETHER and alone on your wedding day. When you see eachother for the first time not only will it be intimate, it will be your only time alone the whole day! You’ll cry, laugh, and cry some more! This will put you in the PERFECT mood for romantic portraits. Normally, portraits are a little rushed after the family formals, bridal party photos and it can be hard to 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!
You get rid of your nerves! I’d say, literally 1/2 of my couples who have decided to do a first look, 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. I have talked to so many grooms who initially weren’t a fan of the first look… but afterwards admitted to being SO much more relaxed and ready for the ceremony!