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3 Reasons You Need A Father-Daughter First Look On Your Wedding Day

Unless you’re eloping, you will spend your entire wedding day in the company of your family. Now, we know at times that they may interfere and cause more stress to ensure everything runs seamlessly. However, the whole experience wouldn’t be the same without them! Just imagine your mom not being there to make some last-minute fixes. Or, your dad not throwing some of his bad yet ridiculously funny jokes to ease the pre-wedding jitters. Although they may not be directly involved with your celebration, it would truly feel like something is missing if they weren’t there.

Speaking of dads, we are well aware of the beautiful bond between a father and a daughter. As tough as they seem, seeing their little girl looking gorgeous in white gets them all warm and fuzzy inside. Some might even shed a tear or two! Normally, for wedding photographers, these moments make up for emotional photos, ones that are treasured for a lifetime. That said, have you considered having a father-daughter first look for your wedding day?

First look photography has taken the wedding world by storm, offering couples a breather from all the drama leading up to the ceremony. Furthermore, it allows the soon-to-be-weds to have a private moment to revel in each other’s beauty and deep adoration before they step into the new life chapter together. However, doing a first look strictly with a partner isn’t set in stone. On the contrary, it can be altered in any way you like – as long as it retains its sincere, heartfelt emotion. With that in mind, today, we want to show you why you need to do a father-daughter first look for your unforgettable wedding.

Father-daughter first look

As previously mentioned, a first look is typically done between the bride and groom. However, most brides dream of having a dazzling aisle reveal. In this case, your dad will come to the rescue! As your father sees you for the first time, the heartfelt emotion of a first look will still be captured. In fact, it may even be more sentimental than its traditional counterpart! This way, not only will you get the reveal that you’ve always wanted, but you’ll also have a special moment captured in your wedding portraits. And don’t worry if your father is all teared up. It’s actually part of doing a first look with your dad!

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  • A Special Connecting Moment


You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but you’ll always be your dad’s little girl. Even if you’re all grown up, he still sees you as the gorgeous, free-spirited girl that gives the most amazing hugs and kisses. Simply, the connection between a daughter and her dad is unparalleled. So, the moment he sees you for the first time, looking ethereal as ever, deserves to be captured. Additionally, you’ll have a private moment reserved just for the two of you. You can thank him for everything he’s done for you and give him those deep embraces he grew up loving.

  • Candid Photography Galore!


When it comes to wedding photography, most couples opt for candid moments instead of heavily posed ones. Therefore, what’s more candid than a teary father-daughter first look? By sharing a moment together, you can connect most sincerely – before you get swept up in the glitz and glamour of your wedding. Furthermore, all of the emotions will be captured on camera. So, whenever you miss your dad, you can just look back at this moment. Although not the same, the photos would still feel like his arms wrapped tightly and lovingly around you.

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Simply put, a father-daughter first look is an incomparable experience, as you’ll always remember the moment your dad sees you for the first time. That said, opting for it can be your best creative decision! 


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As a wedding photographer, I know how important it is to capture the special moments of your big day. If you’re planning a wedding and want to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime, I would be honored to be your photographer. With my expertise, I can help you capture every detail of your wedding, including the heartfelt moment between you and your dad during the first look.

I specialize in capturing candid and natural moments that showcase your love story, and my goal is to provide you with a collection of images that will take you back to your wedding day every time you look at them. I believe that your wedding photos should be timeless, beautiful, and genuine.

So, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer who can create stunning images and help you preserve your memories, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Let’s work together to make your wedding day unforgettable! You can visit my website www.mkeshoots.com to see my portfolio and get in touch with me. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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