The “first look” is a new wedding tradition that gives the couple a private moment before the ceremony to see each other for the first time. The couple has reveal moment where they see each other for the first time. This tradition allows the couple to have several private moments before the craziness begins.
Weddings, all though amazing, goes by crazy fast. This time allows the couple to delight in each other before that all begins.
During this time you could talk about your vows, exchange gifts or simply just be.
After the first look, typically the bridal portraits are taken, first just the bride and groom and then the entire wedding party.
This allows for a longer and more intimate portrait session. Typically these portraits can be more creative because there is no time restraint like there would be if these images were taken during cocktail hour with the rest of the family portraits.
Remember, the first look is not for everyone. This is your wedding so do what works for you!