First look photos *Spinoffish*

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We will be having a destination wedding and are definitely doing a first look, for a number of reasons. To be honest, I think the first look is super romantic; and you have the ability to talk before you actually say your vows. The kiss was never something I’ve even thought about, we have been kissing every day for five years now anyway 🙂 I think people tend to overthink certain things based largely on old tradition, and stress themselves out about it. 

On a side note, having a first look is awesome for your guests. It makes your wedding seamless and enjoyable for everyone, rather than being stuck for three tedious hours with nowhere to go. 

That’s my take on it anyway 🙂

Post # 4
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It just depends on your preference. We’re doing a first look. I don’t see how kissing then is any different that kissing the past several years, etc. It’s not like it’s your first kiss ever and the ceremony is still going to be your first kiss as a married couple so to me I don’t see any issue. All the first look pictures I’ve seen they’ve kissed. I don’t think it would take anything from your first kiss because it’s special for it’s on reason, regardless of any other kiss anyother day or time. 

Post # 5
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

MrsUPS:  When considering doing a first look, I never thought about the kiss. I just thought it was more practical – so we could get more photos done before the cocktail hour/reception. However, my FI vetoed the idea. He wants the first time he sees me in the dress to be when I’m walking down the aisle toward him. I never in a million years thought that he would care, but deep down he’s a romantic I guess  Just do whatever you feel like doing, as long as your FI is up for the same thing!

Post # 6
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We did a first look at our wedding last weekend, and it was probably the most beautiful thing we did the whole day! My DH totally was against the idea, and it took some convincing, but he was so happy we did it! He bawled and I cried and we were able to have those emotions just to ourselves. He still cried when I walked down the aisle too.

We did kiss – a lot – during our first look session. We just couldn’t help it! I’ve seen some teasers from our first look, and honestly, those pictures were really gorgeous.

I say just do whatever feels normal for y’all! Congrats!

Post # 8
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

So I’m confused. You guys haven’t kissed at all yet and are saving your first kiss for the wedding kiss? If that’s the case, I would not do a first look or do your photos before the ceremony. If you’ve lasted this long, bring it home! For us we kissed a lot in our wedding photo shoot and as part of our first look.


Post # 10
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

MrsUPS:  Maybe you want to do something in between a first look and not seeing each other till you walk down the aisle? My first look was this big staged photo op in front of everyone. Maybe you want to steal just a moment before entering the church together? and not make it this big thing?

I think you just need to examine what you really want, what would feel most organic and natural for the two of you and what owuld make the day special 🙂

Post # 11
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’ll play!  And I’ll just say, this can be as private as you want it to be.  We had just the two of us and the photographer off at a distance for the first few minutes.  It was so nice to take a few moments alone to soak it all in together – once the ceremony starts, things are CRAZY and you won’t get any time to just reflect on it all with your new spouse!  

Some of my favorites from the first look:

Post # 12
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Im strongly leaning towards doing a first look. I like the idea of having that private moment to ourselves. I dont always like being the centre of attention or displaying a lot of emotion in public, so I think the first look idea is great! I also like that we can have that moment together before the chaos of the day and remember why we are getting married and just be with each other. 

Ive heard from several friends and acquaintances that the day goes by so fast and in such a blur you tend to miss moments like this.

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