Why First Looks with Dads are Awesome

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One of the most memorable parts of your wedding day is the moment when your dad finally gets to see his little girl all dressed up for the the day she’s been waiting for (and he’s possibly been dreading) for her entire life. Father/daughter relationships are so special and unique, it’s no surprise that dad just might turn into a puddle when he witnesses his baby girl all dressed in white and looking like a picture perfect bride. This once in a lifetime moment can bring tears, smiles, laughter and long lasting, unbreakable hugs that you and dad will not soon forget. It only makes sense that a moment so priceless as this should be arranged and captured!

The “First Look” is a newer wedding tradition that is becoming more and more popular with our couples because it allows for a much more flexible wedding day timeline, and maximizes the time you can spend together as a couple on your big day! (Click here to read more about why we highly recommend doing a First Look!) Another trend that’s on the rise is setting up a First Look for the bride and her dad. It’s definitely something our couples are requesting more often, and we like to suggest they consider this idea when we help them prepare their wedding day timelines.

If your timeline allows for it, we strongly suggest you build in time for a moment like this with your dad (or step-dad or even your mom!) After all, your soon-to-be spouse isn’t the only one who will lose their breath the first time they see you in your wedding dress, and we want to be there to document every tear, every smile and every embrace of this beautiful moment. (We also recommend making sure that your dad is fully dressed in his wedding attire and ready to be photographed for these special moments). Scroll through for some of our all time favorite father/daughter First Looks!

Did you do a “first look” with your dad (or step-dad or both parents)?? If you did, tell us about it in the comments!!  If you’re still in the planning phase, is this something you think you’d like to do? Why or why not? We’d love to hear from you!

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