45. Your Photographer Wants You to Take First Look Photos with Ashley Strickland

A Black bride smiling facing a Black groom

One of our friendors chatted with us about first looks! Black brides don’t always go for the first look because of tradition but there are a LOT of reasons why it is actually a good idea. Ashley Strickland of Ashley Nicole Photography (@ashleynicolephotosatl) talked to us about other reasons why brides don’t go for this, how it allows brides to enjoy their cocktail hour and reception, and other first look-like alternatives to consider.

Wedding Vendor Shoutout:

  • Ashley:  Leneille Moon from Special Event Factory
  • Toniah: Unleashed Vizuals
  • Ashleigh: Cupcake People

Cover Photography: Phylicia Willis Media

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We are eternally thankful to CRMG Studios for producing our early episodes and @KParyo on IG for the intro music & advice.