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First Look, First Touch or Neither

You are engaged, you have just booked a photographer, and now, they are asking if you would like to do a first look, a first touch or neither on your wedding day. 

A first look is when a couple sees each other before the ceremony begins. This is a great option for those that want to calm their nerves, or want the majority of their photos taken before the ceremony, so they can fully enjoy their cocktail hour. This is also great for couples getting married in the fall or winter, as the sun sets earlier and they can have their photos taken in the natural light. Below are a few photos of our past couples who opted for a first look:

Top Left to Right: Shalese Danielle Photography, J&D Photography, Kathryn Ivy Photography, Sarah&Dave Photography // Bottom Left: Katelyn James Photography // Bottom Right: Amy Jackson Photography

A first touch is when a couple is separated by the corner of a building, a door, or simply standing back to back, and then, they join hands. This is a great option for those who do not want to see each other before the ceremony, but would still like to share a special and intimate moment together. Some couples choose to read a letter or prayer during this time. Below are a few photos of our past couples who opted for a first touch: 

Top: 88Love Stories // Bottom: Sean Dewitt Photography

If a first look or first touch doesn’t feel right for you, then keep it traditional by seeing each other for the first time on the aisle. Below are a few photos of our past couples who did just that, and their priceless reactions:  

Top Left + Right: Alyse Michelle Photography // Bottom Left to Right: Sean Dewitt Photography, Steven and Lily Photography, Ashley Jayde Photography

Ultimately, there is no wrong option, as it is your day, and it will be special no matter what!