First Look on your wedding day! What do you think?

It’s a new day in age, so it’s no longer considered “bad luck” for the bride to see the groom before the actually wedding. There are actually some pretty big advantages to a first-look session prior to the wedding. Not only are the bride, groom, bridal party and family looking their best, but also the bride and bridesmaids’ hair and makeup is fresh, and the groom and groomsmen are still content with being in their tuxes!!

If you do decide to go with a “first look” portrait approach, be sure to set aside 15 minutes of private time for just the two of you. These private moments, before you start taking more formal, posed portraits, is often the most sentimental for the bride and groom. You are able to say a prayer together, or exchange meaningful gifts, relax and think about the amazing memories to come. This quiet, private time also serves as a break to calm your nerves. This memorable “first look” creates a smooth, steady flow through the day’s events. Getting this step out of the way early in the day frees up the rest of your time to spend with your guests.


Keeping it clean. Make sure to take great care of your skin in the weeks leading up to your wedding. This means a daily date with a quality cleanser & moisturizer.

Stand up straight. Good posture is the icing on the cake. You might look good enough to eat, but bad posture makes wedding photos seem a little less classy.


Falsies. Even if it seems normal, most wedding makeup artists will swear on false eyelashes. Not only do they make your eyes pop, you will hardly even notice that they’re there. Make sure to research and consult with your makeup artist to know which ones to buy.


Take a powder. Be sure to use powders with a yellow tint, since pink or white powder can cause the flash of the camera to pick up cool shades, rather than warm, natural ones. Sure, you want your powder to match your skin tone, but you don’t want to look pale or ghostly.


Blend in. Use a blending brush to seamlessly blend your concealer, powder and your bronzers together along your face and your neck for a flawless, natural look.



-Some advice from


Hannah RuthComment