Don’t be fooled – you will not miss out on being emotional if you have a first look. Often times the first look is more emotional than seeing each other on the aisle. Why? Because you and your spouse are alone. You are open to be fully you and fully emotional in a one-on-one intimate setting.
When I meet with my couples to discuss timeline we discuss a time and location for the first look. It is free of bridal party members and there are no parents or grandparents watching. It is you, your fiancé, me and my second photographer. I provide very minimal direction (think: you stand here, she will walk up and tap your shoulder, you turn around) and keep my distance. I don’t want to interrupt your private moment and neither does my second photographer. So, when it boils down to it, the time you take for your first look may be the only time you and your spouse are together alone all day. Enjoy it. Embrace it.