I had never heard of first look photos before this thread. I fell in love with the idea. Yet after discussing it with my FI, we decided we didn't want to spoil that jaw-droppping walking down the aisle moment. So, I found another way to do it!
We hired a photographer (kelley) for our engaement pics and AHR. We have a different suit/ wedding dress for AHR so we can do it then : )
All of the flowergirls and moms will be at my house getting hair and make-up done, as well as myself, while Kelley takes pics. My FI will be getting ready at his brothers house. We are having a photoshoot before the AHR with flowergirls, their parents, and our close family members. I have taken into consideration what others have said about not having other ppl standing around watching the first look moment as it makes it awkward. So I think the plan will be for me to leave with Kelley to go to the photoshoot venue before all others show up. My FI will meet us there for the magical moment. Then, we will finish the shoot and all head to the reception together.
I'm getting so excited!