The First Look - KK Photography - Oklahoma Wedding Photographer
Jan 23, 2018 | By: KKP
Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this tradition, the next few paragraphs will explain why it would be a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress. Please know that I would never want any of my couples to feel pressured to go with this option. However, I do want to make sure that I share all of the benefits of a first look because there is a reason couples do it and LOVE it!
Not everyone is aware of how awesome they are because they get caught up in how “non-traditional” it is and they immediately write it off. I can talk about those brides because I was one of them. I wanted a REACTION….I wanted Tim to be so surprised and overcome with joy when I walked down the aisle that he bawled at the first sight of me! Isn’t that EVERY girl’s dream? Who doesn’t want that reaction?
Some brides love “traditions”…. but what a bride REALLY wants when it comes to her groom seeing her for the first time is a REACTION. Those who are not interested in a First Look usually think that by seeing each other beforehand, they will lose part of that reaction. They also assume that it will not be as emotional or as intimate as it would be if they were coming down the aisle. What I have found (this is starting to sound like a research paper!) is so ironic! Everyone knows that wedding days are a bit stressful for the bride and groom. So reduce your stress a bit and take a look at some of the benefits below...
Benefits to a first look:
• It helps to take the pressure off your already busy day
• You get to enjoy a few minutes to yourselves in a day where everyone is vying for your attention
• We’re able capture dozens or even hundreds more beautiful photos with the extra time available
• You will get to spend more time with your family and guests by getting all the most important photos done
• And MOST IMPORTANTLY it adds another memorable moment to your beautiful day
Now let me put a disclaimer on here... my clients are not required to do a First Look by any means! However, I've seen the benefits of a first look and so I only share this because I want the BEST for all my couples! It is totally ok if couples choose not to share a First Look! For brides not interested in a First Look, we'll start chatting soon about how we'll create a special timeline to fit everything in!