If you’re getting married (uhm, CONGRATULATIONS!!), you’ve probably already been reeling in your head whether you and your partner want a first look or not. While some couples definitely are solid on their desires in this area, there are definitely pros and cons of having a first look! As a full-time elopement and intimate wedding photographer, I’ve come to know the ins-and-outs of both sides. So if you’re ready to finally make a decision on this part of wedding planning, I gotchu!
Although I’m typically photographing elopements and intimate weddings, I’ve had plenty of experience capturing larger, traditional weddings. These kind of weddings typically include a first look to allow for more time throughout the day. (However, they are not always needed!) Just as each wedding is unique, each wedding timeline is unique. Not having a large wedding? No worries! If you want a first look at your elopement, you absolutely can. Okay, now I promise I’m ready to share the pros and cons 😅
Whatever you and your partner decide to do for your wedding or elopement, I want to encourage you to make your decision for you. Don’t worry if your mom, sister-in-law, or bestie doesn’t agree with your decision – it’s you and your partners’ choice. Now that you’ve weighed the pros and cons of having a first look, you’re all set! Happy wedding planning, friend.