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I'm Mylah, a luxury wedding photographer based in Austin, Texas, capturing timeless and tangible memories that celebrate marriage.
Our Fall wedding season saw 10 weddings. Out of those, 9 couples decided to include a first look in their wedding day! That means 90% of our #eurekabrides are opting to include this new special moment as part of their wedding day memories. A first look is where we take the bride and groom to see each other for the first time on their wedding day in a way that allows them to fully soak in the wedding day and the significance of it. It happens before the ceremony and allows them to freely share their emotions of the day. Our couples laugh, cry, pray together, compliment each other’s attire, and share with each other how excited they are that the big day has finally arrived and bask in the feeling of “we’re about to be married!” Most of our couples are best friends and want to hold hands and hug, freely, without moving straight into a formal ceremony with 100-300 sets of eyes watching their every move. Doing a first look is a completely separate experience to the walk down the aisle. It extends your wedding day, gets you 40% more portraits, and is typically our couples’ only chance to be alone together on their wedding day. Your favorite people in the world will also thank you for doing a first look! Your bridesmaids get to have their pictures taken just after they’ve wrapped up hair and make-up, when they’re freshly dolled up. Your groomsmen get to go to the cocktail hour to party, since we’ve knocked out bridal party portraits before the ceremony. Your parents will get to visit with relatives and friends invited to the wedding at cocktail that they haven’t seen in months (or years). For you, you get to spend more time on your wedding day with the one person you’re vowing the rest of your life to. Instead of taking my word for it, though, I’ve asked some of our past brides from this Fall what their thoughts are on the first look. Here is what the pros had to say.
“I am such a fan of first looks when it comes to your wedding day. I got married last September, and chose do have a first look with my husband. I am so glad we decided to, because the memories will last forever and so will the pictures!
Top Reasons why I would suggest having a first look:
We all know planning a wedding can be a little stressful. From the moment I saw Chris, I was able to take a deep breath and enjoy the best day of my life! The day will go by in a blink of an eye, and it is so important to take a few moments together to take everything in and enjoy the day that you have been planning a long time for.” – Paige
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Mylah Renae is a luxury wedding photographer based in Austin, Texas, capturing timeless and tangible memories that celebrate marriage.