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First Looks

First looks are one of my favorite parts of the wedding day! There is so much emotion rolled up into a single moment. The best part? There are multiple first looks that you can do throughout the day, not just a first look with your hubby-to-be!

There are so many reasons why I recommend a first look with your groom, and I go into all the details here! A few reasons, just to name a few, are you get to share this intimate moment with just the two of you, you have more portrait time on your wedding day & it allows for a more stress-free timeline on your wedding day.

Another first look that you can do on your big day, is a first look with your bridesmaids! This one is so fun, because catching their genuine reactions are oftentimes priceless. For this first look, we will have your mom help you get into your dress, and then do the reveal with your bridesmaids! If possible, I’ll have your bridesmaids help you put on your finishing touches.

In addition to a bridesmaid first look & a first look with your groom, you can also incorporate a first look with your dad. I love these! They are so proud of their little girl, and it’s nice to have a few minutes just with dad.

So, what are you considering for your wedding day? Make sure to tell your photographer ahead of time which first looks you’d like to do so that they ensure you have enough time allocated in the timeline. Other than that, enjoy these sweet memories!

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