It's an intimate, joyous moment between the couple where they see each other for the first time before the wedding ceremony.
One of the biggest benefits of doing a first look is allowing the proper time to complete all portraits and formal photos prior to the ceremony without missing out on your cocktail hour. Another great benefit is an opportunity to release those nervous jittery feelings and spend some quality time with each other before being surrounded by friends and family.
Alternatively, if you’re traditional and would rather see each other walking down the aisle for the first time as the bride and groom, we would love to hear your thoughts of your timeline expectations so we can plan accordingly. In this situation, immediately after the ceremony, we start photographing family portraits, followed by the bridal party finishing up with couples portraits, one hour and forty-five minutes should be sufficient for these photographs. Otherwise, this may cause you to miss out on your cocktail hour and not allow you to get all the key photos of the day you’ve been dreaming of.