I can't believe it's taken me six years to write this post! The First Look is something I feel strongly about, and I should have written about it long ago. I'm making up for that with today's Wedding Tips photography installment. The First Look is an amazing part of the wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this new tradition, this post will explain why it is a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress.

Ed and I have been married for nearly 16 years, and wedding photography was completely different back in those dark ages days. I have no professional photos of me getting into my dress on my wedding day. Not one. My mom took one with her...