The first look photo has become a huge trend in weddings over recent years, and even though most Irish couples would prefer to have their ‘moment’ on the aisle, there’s no doubting how incredibly romantic the photos resulting from a private first meeting turn out. The ‘first look’ wedding photo is usually of the couple themselves, taken before the ceremony – sometimes blindfolded or back-to-back – where they see each other in their wedding finery for the very first time. The reaction captured can vary from tears to unbridled joy and can often become the photo of the album when done right.
Photo by Ashley Leslie Photography
Of course, not every couple will want to go against tradition and see each other before the ceremony, and in fact, many of our real wedding couples say that seeing each other for the first time on the aisle is one of their favourite and most memorable moments of the day. So it’s safe to say it’s not for everyone. There are other ways of having a ‘first look’ however; the couple together but separated in some way that they can’t see each other, an arranged first look with the bride’s father, organic first look photos with the mother or father or the ‘big reveal’ to the bridesmaids (which we absolutely LOVE).
Here’s some of our favourite first look photos to give you some inspiration for your own.
Father First Look Photo
Photo by Michelle Prunty
Photo by Tomasz Kornas
Photo by The Fennells
Photo by Scobey Photography on The Bride’s Cafe
Photo via Bridal Guide
Photo via anoivasud.com
Bridesmaid First Look Photo
Photo by Meredith Perdue
Photo via Junebug Weddings
Photo by MorningWild Photography
Photo by Aislinn Kate Photography
Photo by Vesic Photography
Photo by Couple Photography
Mother First Look Photo
Photo by Julie Cummins
Photo by Eden Photography
The Couple’s First Look Photo
Photo via weddingsonline
Photo by Stevie Ramos
Photo by DKPHOTO
Photo by Paige Jones Photography
Photo by Indiaearl
Photo by Maria Lamb Photography
Photo by Aspect Photography
The Faux First Look Photo
Photo by Matt and Tish | Photo by Hunter McRae
Photo by Kyle John
Photo by Nancy Ray | Photo by Mozi Photography
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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.