Photo: Courtesy of Katie H. Ortiz
One popular wedding photography trend right now? First-look photos. Whether it's the first time the bride and groom spot each other on their big day or the moment a father sees his daughter in her wedding dress, these snapshots capture a truly epic moment.
We reached out to our awesome Facebook followers and asked for their first-look photos. The results were predictably amazing, and it was hard to whittle down the submissions to our five favorites, but we somehow managed to do so.
We have to kick off our favorites with bride Katie H. Ortiz's photo, seen above. Not only is her first-look moment packed with palpable joy, her flowers are beautiful.
Photo: Courtesy of Christina Schneider
Consider this proof that a first look photo between a bride and her family is equally as heart-warming as one with her groom. Bride Christina Schneider had just seen her father and brothers for the first time. Though we can't see her face, we imagine it's just as happy as theirs!
Photo: Courtesy of Lindsay Martin
Many couples still choose to save the first look for the ceremony, the traditional time when a bride and groom lay eyes on each other for the first time on their wedding day. Bride Lindsay Martin and her husband chose a pre-ceremony moment instead, so they could spend the whole day together — he's stationed 4,500 miles away from home and they hadn't seen each other in months.
Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany Norris
Bride Tiffany Norris shared this adorable photo of her now-husband, which was taken at the moment she started walking down the aisle. He looks a little bit nervous and a lot happy — the exact emotions you'd expect from a groom!
Photo: Courtesy of Brittany Finkbeiner
Lastly, there's this photo, taken just after bride Brittany Finkbeiner's father first saw her in her wedding dress. His tears and her glee are the reasons why we love these kinds of photos so much!