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02/16/2014 02:54 pm ET Updated Apr 18, 2014

8 First Looks You Don't Want To Miss

By Bridget Clegg for TheKnot.com

First look photos memorialize the excitement, awe and love between a couple just before the wedding ceremony starts. They also give brides and grooms a private moment to work through their happy tears before standing at the altar! Make sure you tell your photographer that you want to do a first look shoot so you can set up a moment that will best capture those amazing looks of anticipation and surprise. See how eight couples reacted that first time they laid eyes on each other below.

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Carolyn Scott Photography/The Knot

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Marni Rothschild/The Knot

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Pete Mahar/The Knot

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Andria Lidquist/The Knot

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Nadia D Photography/The Knot

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Nikki Closser Photography/The Knot

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Melissa Robotti/The Knot

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Clane Gessel Photography/The Knot

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