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September 8, 2017

What is a first look? | Panama City Beach, Florida

What is a “first look”?

 

With all the wedding information floating around, sometimes it’s hard to know what everything means.

Heck, sometimes I hear something and I’m like “wait, what are you talking about?”

 

Having a first look is the biggest thing I advise my couples to do.

The first look happens before the ceremony.

I find the perfect little secluded spot (we don’t want any early wedding guests taking a peek at our beautiful bride!).

The groom waits for his bride, usually he is turned around facing the other way.

I help the bride with her bouqet and dress.

Then, she gives him a hug, taps his shoulder, whatever she wants to do to get his attention.

Now, this is when the MAGIC happens.

I capture his reaction.

The sparkle in the groom’s eyes when he sees his bride for the first time is indescribable.

There are so many happy tears that are shed during the first looks.

 

This is one of my absolute favorite parts of the day.

I have had ZERO couples say that they regret having a first look.

I have had many couples tell me they wished they had done a first look.

Dameon and I didn’t do a first look. I 100% regret not doing one.

 

It is such a special, romantic time.

After the first look, I spend about 20 minutes getting some photos of the bride and groom in their wedding outfits.

All smitten and in love.

Ahhhh. the cutest.

 

Did you know that the first look doesn’t just have to be done with the bride and groom?

 

The bride can do a first look with her bridesmaids.

I had a few brides do a first look with their dad.

If you have kids, you can do a first look with them.

First looks are all about capturing that emotion of them seeing you as a beautiful bride.

The first looks with the daddies and their little girls are some of my favorites.

I know I’m going to want one when my girls get married.

 

Not sure if you want a first look or not? I’d be more than happy to talk to you all about it and help you to figure out what is best for you.

Don’t you worry. If you don’t want to have a first look, I will get amazing photos of your groom seeing you walk down that aisle. Que the tears.

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