Wedding photography is filled with emotional, fun, heartwarming moments to capture. There is such beauty in the candid reactions and pure bliss that people experience on their wedding day. It’s this authenticity that makes it such an exciting genre of photography rich with depth and challenges. Among the most emotional parts of a wedding day is the first look. This is a moment where the soon-to-be-married couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day prior to the wedding ceremony. Here are some of our favorite first look wedding pictures to inspire you!

First Look Wedding Pictures with Couple

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Beautiful First Look Image by Jared Gant
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Image by Dave Shay
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Photo by Megan Allen
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Image by Scott Josuweit
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Captured by Scott Josuweit
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Image by Mauricio Urena
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Image by Lin and Jirsa
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Captured by Dave Shay
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Image by Lin and Jirsa
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Image by Megan Allen
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Captured by Angie Nelson
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Emotional First Look Image by Jason Vinson
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Image by Jason Vinson
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Photo by Lin and Jirsa
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Image by Dan Dalstra
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Image by Kevin Holding
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Image by Kevin Holding
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Image by Jay Cassario
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Emotional First Look Wedding Picture by Lin and Jirsa

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First Look Wedding Pictures with Family and Friends

The concept of the first look wedding pictures is most commonly associated with the wedding couple. However, these “first look” moments are happening throughout the wedding day. Whether it’s the father seeing his daughter for the first time or the bridesmaids seeing the bride walk into the room with every detail of her hair, makeup, and wardrobe put together. Here are a few of our favorite first looks between the bride and her closest family and friends.

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First Look with the Bridesmaids, Mom and Aunts | Image by Party of Two
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First Look with Dad | Image by Angie Nelson
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Father of Bride First Look | Image by Dan Dalstra
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First Look with the Uncle | Image by Wes Shinn
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First Look with Grandpa | Image by Scott Josuweit
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Bridesmaids First Look Image by Lin and Jirsa

Fun First Look Photos

Remember to have fun with your first look photos. We’ve seen brides put on fake crooked teeth and even full-on dinosaur costumes.

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Image by Lin and Jirsa

In the images below, the groom’s brother played a prank on the groom and dressed up as a bride.

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Image by Raph Nogal
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Image by Raph Nogal

We hope you enjoyed these examples of first look wedding pictures from our talented community members! This moment is likely to be one of the most emotional highlights from a wedding day and one that every couple will cherish fondly. For more guidance on how to photograph a first look or what key moments to capture on a wedding day make sure you check out our Wedding Photography course in SLR Lounge Premium.