First Look

Every couple has different dreams & plans for their wedding day. Some stick to tradition and have their first looks as the walk down the isle. While others document their first look before the ceremony. We opted for the later as we really wanted a quick turn over between the ceremony and reception. We also wanted to take lots of pictures before the sun went down. Both of us love efficiency so we never doubted our decision to take all our pictures before the wedding but others were concerned about us loosing the “power of the first look” – I think it was pretty memorable out in that field and even when I walked down the isle hours later that tall man cried big fat tears so I think we still had “the power.” If you are debating when to have your “first look,” I vote before. But like I said, each couple has their own style. 
Photo Credit: Stellar Propeller Studios

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • you two are so sweet! i am in love with your dress!

  • I tried to be all traditional when I got married, but now I totally wish I had done this! We only ended up having time for a couple pictures of just us πŸ™ At least now I have an excuse to get professional anniversary pictures taken!

  • LOVE this! I think I will do the same when I get married…photography is a huge deal to me and I want beautiful pictures to document the day. Yours are gorgeous!

  • I love your hair!

    We decided to have our first look when I walked down the aisle. that was the one thing I wouldn't budge on πŸ™‚

  • love your pics!!!!
    I so wished we had someone professional to take our wedding pics. i hate them now lol. But on the good note love love love seeing all of your pics πŸ™‚

  • Gorgeous! We decided on a first look for our upcoming for many of the same reasons. It is so much more convenient, plus I wanna get those initial tears outta the way lol

  • Love your wedding photos!! You look so beautiful!!


  • I was just seeking this information for some time. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this kind of informative websites in top of the list. Generally the top sites are full of garbage.

  • Dianna

    what beautiful pictures! just stopping by to say hello! great blog!

  • Dianna!

    Thanks so much for the sweet words!

  • I'm planning my wedding right now, so I'm totally in "wedding mode" – something we have been really thinking about is whether or not to do a First Look. I just love your photos AND your reasoning behind it! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Yeah! We loved taking all the photos before the wedding so that we didn't need to worry about rushing and/or eentertaining our guests while we were taking pictures!

  • Awesome! I've been really nerdy in my research with people's preferences on that. I'm so glad you had a great experience!