Romantic, Dramatic images for the
modern couple

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The blog



MEET the owners

Jessica & Caleb have run Regalia for the last 10 years, starting in Seattle and now based in DFW

The Daddy Daughter First Look

San Antonio wedding photographer, San Antonio weddings, San Antonio wedding photography, San Antonio photography
San Antonio wedding photographer, San Antonio weddings, San Antonio wedding photography, San Antonio photography

When I ask people if they are planning on doing a first look it goes one of two ways; “yes, we want do to one” or “no, we’re really traditional”. While there are a lot of benefits for a first look, it’s not for everyone, and we totally get that! Either way, there is another first look that I think a lot of brides don’t think about. The Daddy/Daughter first look. This is such a sweet first look for a few reasons…

1. Chances are Daddy’s Going to Cry

Usually, dads are at a point where they don’t care if anyone sees them cry, even their little girl. His little girl is getting married, so its like that he you cry, but the good news is that there is no one else around to watch, just you two. It’s a really sweet moment for the two of you.

2. It Shows Dad you Thought of Him Today

Your dad has gone through a lot! He’s raised you, probably paid for a lot of the wedding while having minimal input, and now he’s having to give you away. Having a daddy daughter first look is a great way to let him know you were thinking of him, it tells him you appreciate his love, and his opinion matters!

3. This Makes for Great Photos!

This is the perfect time to snap a few photos of the two of you! It’s a perfect opportunity to pass dad a thank you note or an embroidered handkerchief and let him know you appreciate him. These are the photos that you will print out and give to him for fathers day or birthdays! Trust me! These ones are extra special!

4. Its a Great Way to Still Get Those First Look Photos

If you are a traditional bride, and don’t want to do a first look with your groom, doing one with dad is a great alternative and can really pull the day together! It’s a wonderful feeling to see your dad’s face light up when he sees how gorgeous you are on your big day! It also allows for those first look photos without having the groom see you before the wedding.

We love the daddy daughter first look and love when our brides say its something they’d like to do! If its something you want to do, let us know and we can talk details, and fit it into your timeline.



I could not be happier with our engagement and wedding photos. When I received our engagement shoots back, any fear of having my picture taken were gone I knew we would have beautiful photos on our wedding day. Though we were nervous and stressed to have our photos taken, they made us laugh, they made us smile, it's like they were family.  You can not go wrong with Regalia. Book them, you will not regret it!



Jessica and her team went above and beyond for my husband and I. They are extremely professional, friendly, and experienced. They were able to photograph in a way that didn't cause a distraction at all. They also made our guests feel very comfortable and were able to photograph many natural/candid moments. The big day was an absolute blur, so I'm beyond thankful to be have gorgeous photos to look back on.


Jessica & Anson | Seattle, WA Wedding

{On the} day of the wedding we felt so comfortable in front of the camera. Jessica gave us good direction on how to pose while at the same time being open to pose ideas that we had. She was affirming and positive to us while taking pictures, a great quality in a photographer! She had such a great attitude throughout the whole event and we have recommended her to our friends and family and would definitely hire her again.


Megan & bo | San antonio, tx Wedding

Jessica is incredibly personal and makes the entire day 100% about you and your other half. She is incredibly sweet and funny. Her turn around is incredible, around 2 weeks! And there is a TON of pictures that you get back! I couldn't have asked for anything better in a photographer! Although photography is expensive, it was important for me to spend the extra to ensure that I will have and love these photos for a lifetime. Highly recommend Regalia Photography! 

"Hands down the best experience of the whole wedding, aside from the actual getting married part!"

When customizing your design, paste the embed code for your one-of-a-kind Interact quiz here!

What is your bridal style?