First Look | Why It's Worth It On Your Wedding Day

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First Look, Why It’s Worth It On Your Wedding Day

First Look, why it’s worth it on your wedding day.  We LOVE the First Look! While having a First Look is totally up to you, here are the reasons why we think it is worth it on your wedding day.

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First Look Gets You 40% More Portraits

You’re investing a lot into your wedding photography and we want you to get a lot out of it in return. With a first look, you’ll receive 40% MORE portraits of the two of you… and those are the images you will decorate your first home with! (Believe me, our house is PACKED full of our portraits!)  With a first look, you make the most out of this large investment and get more beautiful images to love.

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First Look Allows You to Enjoy the Surprise Freely

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 because, well, you’re in the middle of a ceremony!  He can’t touch you, embrace you or even SPEAK to you. You have to wait until the ceremony is over for him to react and tell you how amazing you look, and by then the feeling has faded.

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First Look Extends 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 you would rush through portraits so that you’re not late for the introductions, and then it’s reception time.  With a first look, your wedding day is extended by almost 3 hours! Instead of being rushed through 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 our clients’ wedding albums are filled with images from this fun, fleeting time together before the ceremony.

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First Look Might Be Your Only Alone Time

First Looks allow you to be together and ALONE on your wedding day. After you’ve cried and laughed and cried some more… you’ll be in the PERFECT mood for your romantic portraits. Normally, portraits are a little rushed after the family formals, 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 we always capture some super sweet images during those moments.

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First Look Helps Diminish Nerves

You get rid of your nerves!  We’d say literally half of our couples who decided to do a first look had never considered a First Look. However, because they have never experienced their wedding day before, they didn’t know how nerve racking it can be. Having that one on one time has made so many of our couples more comfortable for the rest of their wedding day. Who can make you feel at ease more than the person you’ve decided to marry!

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Now, even though we are big fans of the First Look, we understand that it may not be what you want.  That’s ok! We are here to support your decision and help your wedding day be The. Best. Day. Ever!

 

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