5 Reasons In Favor Of A First Look

March 11, 2023

A wedding is one of the most special and memorable days in a couple’s life. It is a day that is filled with love, happiness, and excitement. One of the most important aspects of the wedding day is capturing the memories through photography. While some couples prefer to stick to traditional methods, there are a number of reasons why a first look photo session can be a great addition to any wedding day.

What is a First Look Photo Session?

A first look photo session is when the bride and groom see each other in their wedding attire for the first time before the wedding ceremony. The couple has a private moment to share their emotions, take some photos together, and then head off to their respective wedding parties or family photos.

first look black and white photo at Glen Manor House in Rhode Island

Image courtesy of Evermore Imaging taken at Glen Manor House.

Why Should Couples Consider Doing a First Look Photo Session?

  1. It Calms the Nerves

On a wedding day, nerves can be high for both partners. A first look photo session can be a great way to calm those nerves and ease any anxiety. It allows the couple to have a private moment together to connect and take some deep breaths before the ceremony.

  1. It Can Save Time

Wedding days can be hectic, and timing is crucial. A first look photo session can save time by allowing the couple to take all of their formal photos before the ceremony. This frees up time after the ceremony to spend with family and friends or to head straight to the reception.

  1. It Captures the Moment

The first look is a special moment that is filled with raw emotion and love. Capturing that moment through photography can be a beautiful addition to any wedding album. The photos from the first look session can be some of the most cherished photos from the entire day.

  1. It Allows for Better Lighting

Photographers know that lighting is everything when it comes to taking great photos. A first look photo session can allow for better lighting conditions, particularly if the ceremony takes place in a dimly lit area or at sunset. This can result in more stunning photos that capture the couple in the best possible light.

  1. It Offers More Flexibility

When the couple does a first look photo session, they can choose a location that is more private or meaningful to them, rather than being limited to the wedding ceremony site. This can lead to more creative and unique photos.


A first look photo session can be a wonderful addition to any wedding day. It provides the couple with a private moment to connect and calm their nerves, saves time, captures a special moment, allows for better lighting, and offers more flexibility in photo locations. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to do a first look session is up to the couple, but it is certainly worth considering for those who want to make the most out of their special day.


Featured image courtesy of Jess Sinatra Photos + Film taken at Granite Links Golf Club.

Video courtesy of New England Creative taken at Glen Manor House.



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