​Six Benefits Of Doing A First Look Before Your Wedding Ceremony

Why You Should Do A First Look Before Your Wedding

The first moment a wedding couple sees each other on the wedding day is magical and special.  For a Dayton wedding photographer, this can be one of the most emotional images I capture during the wedding day.  Traditionally speaking, the couple would not see each other until the ceremony.  Many couples are now deciding to take a few moments out of their wedding day to do an intimate first look while the photographer captures every moment. (AND I LOVE IT!). These six benefits of doing a first look on your wedding day are often overlooked.

The benefits of doing a first look on your wedding day are numerous for everyone involved.  A first look before the ceremony offers the opportunity to maximize the time the couple is together on their wedding day

Here Are The 6 Benefits Of Doing A First Look On Your Wedding Day


  • The wedding couple is always more relaxed because the stress of seeing each other has lifted

Spending Time

  • They can spend more time together on their wedding day

One-Of-A-Kind Experience

  • Photographers can create a special, one-of-a-kind first look photo / one of a kind first-look photo to cherish forever

Freeing Up Time

  • All wedding photos can be completed before the ceremony thus getting everyone to the reception when the guests are also arriving


  • Photographers can complete all wedding photos ahead of the ceremony which can allow additional locations for fun, unique, and candid photos before the reception

As a wedding photographer in Dayton and Cincinnati, I highly recommend doing a first look on your wedding day.  It has been my experience over 150 weddings that the couples who do first looks are more relaxed enabling me to create more beautiful and natural wedding photos.  As always, it is your choice which way you wish to see each other for the first time.

Choose one of the top wedding photographers in Cincinnati to photograph your Cincinnati wedding whether you are doing a traditional first look or an early first look. Please use these 6 benefits of doing a first look to help make your wedding great!

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