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First Look Photos: To Have or Not to Have?

Your wedding will be filled with very emotional moments you will want to capture for the years to come. However, the “First Look” photo shooting is still regarded with suspicion by a lot of brides – either because they don’t see its purpose or because they are superstitious and they don’t want to attract bad luck.

What are some of the most important things to know about First Look photos (and the advantages and disadvantages that come with this)? We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.


  • The history behind the idea that the bride shouldn’t be seen before the wedding is actually quite anti-feminist and pertains to a very patriarchal society. Basically, the groom wasn’t supposed to see the bride before the ceremony because he might have changed his mind. Of course, you can choose to believe that showing your face to your groom before the wedding will bring you bad luck. But if you aren’t superstitious, you should definitely have a First Look photo session.
  • This kind of photo shootings are always very emotional – and the feelings floating in the air will be so strong that they will transpired in your wedding pictures too. Showing yourself for the first time as a bride is bound to bring tears of joy into your eyes, just as much as it’s bound to bring amazement and tears of joy into your future husband’s eyes. These pictures can turn out absolutely gorgeous, really!
  • If you want a First Look photo session, but don’t want to give up on tradition (or risk a marriage dominated by bad luck), you should try to find a compromise solution. For instance, you might do a First Look without actually looking at each other (e.g. you could keep a curtain between the two and ask your photographer to capture these suave moments). Furthermore, you can always have your First Look photo session with someone else – such as your father, for example. This is bound to create a really emotional moment too, so it’s an idea you should definitely consider!


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