I've always thought the idea of first look photos is a neat one: you have a moment to yourselves, instead of in front of your entire guest list, to see each other for the first time on your wedding day. As a wedding photographer, I really love first look photos because it alleviates a lot of the pressure to take a ton of portrait photos in the time crunch post-ceremony, which means you get to hit up your reception (i.e. PARTY DOWN) a lot sooner!
Need more reasons for taking first look photos? Ask and you shall receive. (And many thanks to The Things We Would Blog for helping me with this list).
Here are some of my favorite first look shots; my ultimate favorites are the ones with tears involved (what can I say? I'm a sucker for an emotional groom).
And, if you still really, really want to wait for the ceremony to see each other for the first time, you can still take first look photos. There is no shortage of cute ideas for taking photographs together without actually seeing each other.
What is your opinion on first look photos? Will you be doing them for your wedding (or did you do them at your wedding)? Why or why not?