1. It takes the pressure off for the rest of the day.

Doing a first look is probably one of the best ways to cure wedding day jitters.  Instead of being nervous up until the ceremony, seeing your fiance before all of the madness completely takes the pressure off.  The second you see him, a feeling of relief will come over you and the two of you will realize how excited you are for the rest of the day.

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2. You’ll have more time for pictures.

Scheduling a First Look a couple of hours before the ceremony leaves plenty of time for pictures with your Bridal Party & families!  This way, you won’t miss your cocktail hour, and you’ll have great shots with all of your best friends! (Plus, you’ll get to spend that much more time with your fiance before you’re officially husband & wife!)

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3. It’s more intimate.

Having a private moment with just the two of you always turns out to be one of the best moments of the day.  You’ll get a chance to laugh, cry, and talk together without an audience (besides your crew of paparazzi).  And trust us, the moment you walk down the aisle will be just as good – sans the nerves!

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Photo Credits (top to bottom): Melissa HayesCristina G PhotographyLilly Photography, Cristina G Photography,