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Why You Should Consider Doing A First Look.

Bride and Groom first look at Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens in San Diego California

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 wedding photographer will capture beautiful, emotive photos of you seeing each other for the first time and then do photos of you together.

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.

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Bride and Groom doing a first look at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan

You can also do a first look with your parents if you are against seeing your spouse before the wedding.

Bride doing a first look with her dad on her wedding day at Lewis Orchards in New Era, Michigan

Bride doing a first look with her mother at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan

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This is great – I hadn’t thought about doing a first look with the parents as an alternative. All good information – thanks Kendra!!

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