There are many reasons for having a first look (seeing each other before the ceremony).
From my point of view as your wedding photographer – the most important reason to have a first look is for the photographs. They’re different from photographs you get during your portrait session that takes place after your ceremony. You can’t have a first look after the ceremony. So you don’t get first look photos.
And I always downplay it during my conversations with clients that are dead set on not seeing each other until the ceremony – because who the f*ck am I to say, NO to that? I’m no one. Really – I’m not anyone.
… but really – also – come on…