Why You Should Consider a First Look

November 16, 2022

Having a first look with your partner will not be something that you will regret. First looks have always been something I have a strong opinion on just because I love them so much. There are a ton of benefits that come with having a first look and I’d love to share those benefits with you all! If you’re looking to make a decision on whether or not you should have a first look, then you have come to the right place! You may keep on scrolling for more.


A first look is private and intimate, giving you the opportunity to experience the moment together without the pressure of everybody watching you. Without anyone present to anticipate your reactions, genuine emotions are able to shine through. It’s so important to have a moment together away from all the chaos of the day and first looks are a great way to do just that.


First looks make for truly emotional photos and, who doesn’t want some sweet intimate photos together?! As a wedding photographer, a lot of the time I’ll have couples opt out of doing a first look because everyone expects the groom to cry when they see their bride at the other end of the aisle. 8/10 times they fight hard as hell to keep those tears back because THEY KNOW EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT THEM. Having a private first look allows both of you to let your guard down.


Having a first look will allow your friends and family to enjoy the cocktail hour with your guests! They’ve been by your side every step of the way. Providing them with a guest-like experience will be a great way to show your appreciation while you two take some alone time together and for more portraits! This is something we don’t always necessarily think about but it’s great to do for your friends and family.

I hope you enjoyed reading about “Why you should consider having a first look”! For more wedding resources, Click here to read my recent blog on “5 wedding tips and tricks.” Want to book me to capture your big day? Click here, I would love to chat with you!


“Kim was AND is amazing! She truly goes above and beyond for her clients! She was very flexible working with us, specifically battling unpredictable fall weather and helping us reschedule another available date due to the weather! The best part is that the entire experience was fun and super comfortable! Our pictures came out great and we were very very pleased with her work!”

– Ashley Farraro


ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words. ;) I'm always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset. I am SO excited you found me! You're probably wondering if I'm the wedding photographer for you, right? Well, I love to hear it because that promises me that you want a true connection with your photographer and I the same with my clients! 



Planning your day is a lot, let's be honest. Your wedding timeline is the key to having things flow freely throughout your day.
*hiring a planner is a huuuge benefit too* 
To help, I've created a timeline guide for you to use as a reference to get an idea on what you day will look like.