Debating whether to break a tradition and see each other before the ceremony? These incredibly sweet first look wedding photos just might convince you! It’s a new trend in weddings where many couples choose to break this rule in favour of capturing the first look moment. It also adds a couple of additional hours of photography time to capture portraits and other special moments for the wedding album.

So what is a first look? A first look is a moment few hours before the ceremony where bride and groom see each other for the first time on the wedding day. It is usually pre-arranged with their wedding photographer in a private place away from family and friends to capture that moment just for them. However, some first look photos are also incredibly fun to make with the wedding party included.

Back To Back Before First Look


To pull off this shot, ask your photographer to position you back to back. Prepare a few nice words to say to each other before turning around. You photographer will be able to capture the before and after reactions.


No Peeking Before First Look


Its not entirely fair if you can see the groom, but he can’t see you. However, its a great way to make sure he is not peeking and the first look is truly genuine.


First Look Wedding Photos


Discuss with your photographer that you want to capture the before and the after emotions. If the before part is staged, the after is sure to be genuine.


Groom’s Emotions


While its certain you are going to cry, many grooms experience a very emotional reaction as well.

Holding Hands Before First Look


This is our favourite ‘before’ pose. Couples have a truly amazing emotional connection right before they see each other.

First Look Wedding Photos With Bridesmaids


Do you think this something for you? Many photographers highly recommend doing the first look photos as there is not much time during the cocktail hour. By doing this ahead of time, you ensure you will have plenty of opportunities for candid pictures with your bridal party and family, those bridal portraits you like, and other creative wedding photo ideas you saved.



  1. love these moments

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