The First Look

What is a “First Look”, you ask. A first look is when someone sees the bride (or groom) for the first time all made up & dressed in what they will wear for the ceremony. It can be with the bride & groom, bride & her father/mother, bride & her bridesmaids, and the list goes on.

Besides a look between the bride & groom, my favorite is with the bride & her father/father-figure. It’s always such an honor to capture this emotional moment when a father sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. Everyone cries or at least tears up-including me! 😉

There are no rules for the first look. It can be whatever the bride or groom wants. Check out a few of the first looks that we’ve been a part of over the years.

If you have a first look idea, don’t be afraid to let your photographer know. Remember, it’s your day!



"She always sees the beauty no one else done, and will make you feel like a #Snack the entire time she is shooting. I always leave any session feeling beyond EMPOWERED, full of life, and BEAUTIFUL. I would recommend Courtney to ALL the Queen's!! I promise if you book with her, you will NOT be disappointed!"

Kareta Cook

"Courtney made our wedding photos so easy and classy. I love them and I am more than pleased and excited about the results."

Wedding Event Photography

"Amazing, talented, and so professional! Thank you so much for my daughters six month pictures, they turned out amazing!!"

Jessica Kelly