Should you do a first look?
I’m going to be completely transparent with you right now- I have a love/hate relationship with first looks. When crafting the wedding day timeline with my clients, we often come to a screeching halt when it comes to the decision of whether or not to do a first look. While it is ultimately a decision that needs to be made by the bride & groom, there are several things that you must consider when planning your wedding day.
If seeing your spouse for the first time walking down the aisle is the most important part of your wedding day, don’t let someone else talk you out of it. What you do need to avoid is giving your photographer an unreasonably short amount of time to take portraits that you want. Talking with your photographer months ahead of your wedding is crucial in creating a wedding day timeline that will be enjoyable for everyone