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Should I Do A First Look?

Wondering whether or not you should do a first look on your special day? If so, you are in the right place. While doing a first look is not a make or break decision, it can add a very special moment to your day for you to remember forever. Here are some reasons why you should do a first look.



It Helps With Nerves.


Let's be honest, this is a pretty big day for you and it is a day you have probably been dreaming about your whole life. Not only that, but all eyes are likely going to be on you. If you are someone who doesn't love attention or gets shy, you will likely be feeling a little nervous (and that's okay!).


Doing a first look and having some alone time with the person who makes you feel most at home might help ease those feelings. Having a moment alone to see your partners face and experience their reaction to seeing you on your wedding day will surely make all your worries melt away.



Enjoy An Intimate Moment.


A first look provides a moment for just you, your partner (and your photographer getting some awesome pictures) to have that moment alone before the ceremony. There won't be tens or hundreds of people looking at you, it's just the two of you having a genuine and raw moment together.


Most of us tend to hope for a tear or two from the men so another plus- there might be less holding back on the tears from your partner if it's just you and them!



It Allows You To Slow Down.


As I am sure you've heard before, your wedding day will fly by. Not only does a first look allow you an intimate moment with your partner, but it is also an opportunity to catch your breath and sit in the moment. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of your wedding day and end the day feeling like it was all a blur. Having moments like these throughout the day where you can stop and take it all in is important to avoid that feeling.


Enjoy every moment of your day! Create as many special moments as you can.


The Photos


Last but certainly not least, a first look makes for some amazing heartfelt photos. There is nothing more special than capturing the raw moment of you seeing your significant other for the first time on your wedding day. If you are looking for someone to capture moments like these, click here to book me now!


Comment down below and let me know if you are planning on doing a first look or if you have done one already on your wedding day!



Specializing in intimate weddings, engagements, couples and family photography. Based in Bellingham + Seattle, WA + the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. 

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