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🍸Tip-sy Tuesday 🍺 - First Looks🍷

Good Tuesday to you all!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's Magic Monday post all about our Winter wedding in Palmer Lake!

Today we will be talking about First Looks; the different kinds and the pros/cons to each. I've touched on First looks in previous posts as far as how they effect your timeline (and ours) but we're going to dive a little deeper. Grab a glass of whatever floats your boat and let's get crackin'.

The Official First Look

This is the first look where our couple sees each other for the first time dressed up before the ceremony. It's a newer concept that has taken off as a completely new tradition for majority of modern weddings.


  • Our couple's get to see each other first; before any guests or family members. They get a much more private and intimate time to take it all in before the hustle and bustle.

  • As mentioned before, this allows couple's to grab some more portraits with their bridal party and together before the ceremony to avoid having to rush during cocktail hour.

  • We've heard that First Looks can actually calm pre-wedding jitters for a lot of nervous or anxious couples; taking the pressure off before walking down the aisle.


I'm not superstitious by any means but I have never been able to get past the "it's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding" tradition. And for couples, I want them to have all the luck!

We've also heard that First Looks are over exaggerated and actually disappoint some couples. All that hype and anticipation can sometimes get the better of them and they end up regretting it.

Parent/Sibling First Look

This first look is meant for our couple's parents and siblings; the bride and groom remain separate and don't see each other until the ceremony, and instead see either their mother, father, or siblings or all of them as a surprise. I myself did this with my dad just before he walked me down the aisle and I'll forever cherish those moments with him.


  • Every parent is emotional on their child's wedding day, but sometimes they are often overlooked by all the excitement, so having a special, intimate moment all to themselves can mean so much.


  • The other side of the pro spoon, being such an emotional day, parents and couple's can often get overwhelmed with emotion. While smiles and tears make for great memories, they aren't the best for makeup.

Bridal Party First Look

This first look is for couples who aren't getting ready with their bridal party and really want to wow them before the ceremony.


  • Emotions, emotions, emotions. You picked your bridal party because they mean a lot to you, whether friends or family, so it's only natural to want that special time with them too.

  • Get all that crying out of the way before the ceremony and inevitably the toasts.


  • Same thing, makeup running and overwhelming emotions before your ceremony is not a good combination.

The glory of First Looks, however you choose to do them, is that you can do just about anything with them! Dress up, select unique locations, play pranks, you name it! And! Make sure you schedule your Photographer to capture every second of it!

A short post this week but nevertheless important to know about! If you have questions about holding or coordinating a First Look on your special day, please reach out to us!

If there is something you want to know more about, whether Planning a wedding, or prepping for a Photo session, we're here to help!

Thanks so much for reading, as always, and we'll see you next week!



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