Three reasons you and your fiancé should consider doing a first look

Nowadays more and more couples are opting to do a first look. What is a first look you ask? It’s when the bride and groom have an opportunity to see one another before the wedding. Yes, before they say I do and before any guests have the opportunity to see them. Many people say that it’s bad luck to see each other before you get married, but we disagree. In fact, we think doing a first look is an awesome thing to do for a few reasons.

1. You get a moment alone to spend with your fiancé
Let’s face it, on wedding day there’s a lot of emotions going on. You’re about to make the biggest, best decision of your life. And that can be a bit overwhelming to do all at once in front of all your guests and having a first look lets you spend that intimate moment alone with your fiancé.

2. You get to knock out the bulk of your wedding photos
Since you and your fiancé have already seen each other, you can start pictures right away. This means you can knock out bride and groom portraits, bridal portraits, family portraits, and even grandparent portraits. That way when you’re ceremony is done, you can go enjoy your reception!

3. Say what you want to say
Not everyone writes their own vows. And a lot of the people that do don’t what to say them in front of everyone, which is understandable. Having a first look gives you the opportunity to say your vows to your fiancé. If you don’t want to write your own vows, you can write each other a letter or just say what you feel right there on the spot. It makes for an extremely intimate moment, which is great because your photographers and videographers will be there to capture it 🙂

Don’t let us convince you though. Talk to your fiancé and see what they think about the first look. We did a first look at our wedding and wouldn’t have had it any other way. We had the opportunity to see each other, pray together, and hold each other with no one around. With the exception of our videographers and photographers, but that’s okay! We didn’t even notice them 🙂


Gabrielle Keen

I am so shy and awkward so I was nervous to have professional pictures done. But they make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Saying they are amazing is an understatement. I will always go to them for photography. Dylan and Danielle and truly the best.

Three Twenty Studio is the best!!! They have done my engagements, graduation, and wedding pictures.


Miranda Renski-Donze

What was MOST important to me was to connect with each of my vendors. They were so accommodating and thorough with anything I wanted or with any hesitation or fear I had for my day. I’m over the moon with my pictures and my film! Thank you so much. I’ll cherish this forever!

I just felt an instant connection on the phone with Dylan and I knew they were the right decision.


Jennifer Dobbs

The organic laughs and pictures they take are so worth it! Best EVER!

The best duo around!

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