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Benefits of a First Look

Why some couples choose a first look and the benefits

There are several benefits of a first look, which is a modern wedding tradition that can make your day easier, more relaxing, and more enjoyable. Of course some couples opt for the romance and suspense of seeing each other for the first time during the ceremony, and that's perfectly fine. But, if you're on the fence about wether to do a first look or not, consider these points when deciding :)

  1. Private Moment: You get a private moment with your soon to be spouse that is romantic, sweet, and can relax both of you before the ceremony. Some couples choose to exchange a meaningful gift or note during this time as well.

  2. More Time for Photos: Having a first look means that you'll now also have more time to get traditional photos out of the formal family portraits and wedding party pics.

  3. More Time with Guests: Now that your formal pictures are out of the way, you get more time to mingle with your guests and enjoy that expensive reception you paid for.

  4. Your Hair and Makeup is the Freshest: I hate to be the one to say it, but the freshest you'll look all day is before the ceremony. If you're having an outdoor ceremony, like so many choose in beautiful Fredericksburg Texas, you might get wind blown hair, sweat during the ceremony and after ceremony photos, or simply have your makeup rubbed off from so many guests wanting hugs and kisses. Having first look photos ensures pictures having you look your best!

We understand every couple is unique and has their own idea of what's best. And while we try to guide you and give you pros and cons to some elements of your wedding, in the end, it's your day and we always respect your wishes. Take a look at some of these sweet first look photos from Fredericksburg Texas. And if you're considering a Fredericksburg wedding, we look forward to hearing from you!

Beautiful images by McKenzie Baird Photography

First look bride and groom
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First look benefits
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Reasons for a first look
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First look at Camp Hideaway
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