Planning Guide: First Looks

Some of our favorite photos are before the ceremony! First looks are a great way to build excitement and gives you the opportunity to take more photos before the ceremony so you have a chance to join cocktail hour or enjoy a private moment with your new spouse.

Father of the Bride

Your mom has already seen you in your dress and is probably helping you get button up while getting ready, but Dad hasn't seen the full look yet! Take a few moments for a first look with your dad before he walks you down the aisle.


Your squad has been supporting you throughout the morning with hair and makeup and mimosas ;) After mom laces you up, line your girls up and give them a sneak peek of the final look! You asked them to be your bridesmaids because you know they are your biggest cheerleaders so give them a chance to holler!


Don't forget about the groom! Get a fun shot of your man with his crew cheering him or 'reacting' to him all dolled up.

First Touch

Reach around the corner, through the window, or blindfold him (so you don't mess up your makeup) for a loving touch before the ceremony. Remember the feeling of the first time you brushed hands and spark the excitement without peeking!

Blindfolded Kiss

Can't wait until the officiant invites yall to kiss? Bring a blindfold for your beau, pop a breath mint, and give him a big smooch before lining up for the ceremony processional! Make sure you have a bridesmaid with your lip gloss on hand for any necessary touch ups.

Fake Out!

Relieve the pre-ceremony pressure with a fake out first look! Send a friend or wear a costume over your dress.

*Be sure to include any first looks on your shot list to the planner, photographer, and videographer so we can plan accordingly and get in position to capture the moments.

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