More and more couples are opting to have a first look before the ceremony. While they’re not for everyone, there are a lot of benefits to seeing each other before the ceremony. A lot of couples feel that this private moment helps them get rid of their jitters and makes the walk down the aisle less nerve-racking. Doing a first look also allows you to get the majority of your formal photos out of the way before the ceremony. Your photographer and videographer will capture beautiful emotive moments of you seeing each other for the first time and then do photos of you together. This will give you a much better chance of attending your cocktail hour and spending more time with your loved ones during the reception!

If you’re worried that having a first look will make walking down the aisle less emotional, I promise that it will not. If you were to look at all of the ceremony images I’ve ever taken, you’d never be able to guess who saw each other before the ceremony and who did not. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.