Wedding Tips & Advice

Is a First Look Worth It?

August 4, 2021

Wedding photographers are an essential part of your wedding day. We take memorable photos during one of the most significant moments of your life. As such, we work hard to capture every aspect of your wedding.


First look photography is a hot new trend in events. It takes place when a couple sees each other for the first time before the ceremony. The first look breaks the tradition of the couple not seeing each other until the bride is walking down the aisle. Instead, the soon-to-be-married couple will meet at a more private spot. The rawness of emotions opens an amazing opportunity for dramatic, timeless, and candid photos.


Here are some reasons you should consider first look at your wedding.


It soothes the nerves.

One of the talents of wedding photography is to calm the anxious couple. With everyone staring at them and after all the months of preparation, it’s not easy to ease up. The first look takes away that burden. It slows everything down to a cozy moment and gives you and your love the opportunity to take it all in and appreciate one another minus the nerves. Doesn’t it feel great to get rid of the jitters so you can be as relaxed as possible on your big day?

You get to pick the spot.

As mentioned earlier, the first look swerves from the tradition of waiting till the actual ceremony before the couple could see each other. You can choose the location just about anywhere to experience these intimate magical moments. Most of the time, couples pick a spot that’s close enough to the ceremony or reception area to have privacy and still be able to stay within schedule.


You will stellar.

This day will be the day when both of you look amazing. Since you’re having your first look at the beginning of the day, you will look absolutely stellar — fresh, rested, and vigorous! Because the first look is done before the ceremony, your hair is in place, and your make-up is still perfect, you’ll get the appearance you’ve always wanted for your wedding pictures.

It saves you time.

First look wedding snapshots are a great way to finish all of your bride and groom portraits so you can focus on the ceremony itself. Then, all you have to think about is entertaining your guests who are excited to greet you after tying the knot.


You will have more time to actually enjoy your wedding.

The whole point of your nuptials is to celebrate the love between you and your significant other. But traditionally, doing wedding photography can sometimes take away the opportunity to have fun. When you have done at least part of your shots early on in the event, you get to enjoy your family, friends, the music, and the food.

Want to find out more about first look wedding photography? Reach out to us. We’d love to tell you about it, and would be honored to become a part of your iconic day!






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I'm a wedding photographer based in
California, available worldwide.
Originally from Thailand, I’m an old-fashioned romantic, and have photographed over 400 weddings.

From intimate and simple ceremonies, to elegant and grand occasions, I am constantly inspired by different wedding cultures and traditions, and of course, the special couples.


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