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To do a first look or not to do a first look: that is the question! If you’re on the fence about doing a first look at your wedding – where you and your partner see each other before the ceremony – we’ve got 5 reasons you’ll want to consider it.

We’re so happy to share this special first look moment at The Woodlands Country Club! Photographed by The Bledsoes Photography and featuring the prettiest florals from Flora + Fauna. You can see the joy in this couple’s faces when they finally lock eyes with each other. Not to mention, the bride looks incredible in her A-line lace gown from Unbridaled and soft updo by Etoilly Artistry, with a sparkling gem from Uptown Diamond on her left hand. Here’s to first looks and forever love!

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

1. A Moment to Connect

Wedding days go by in a flash, and this private moment allows you to connect before the crowds and capture that special moment in a sweet way.

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

2. Less Stress

As romantic as wedding days are, they are full of logistics and you’re at the center of all that. Taking first look photos means you aren’t worried about getting daylight for your photos, especially in a winter wedding, or wrangling the wedding party, or having your makeup still on after all the tears. Bonus, you’ll be at your photographic best.

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

3. Makes for Great Photos

It’s hard to beat seeing the love in a couple’s eyes as they see each other for the first time! Those photos are some of the most romantic and sweetest because you’re together in the frame instead of at different ends of an aisle.

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

4. More Picture-Perfect Moments

Many couples wish they had been able to spend more time on photography. A first look is a great opportunity that allows photographers a little more time to get lots of lovely details and different types of photos without bumping up against cocktail hour.

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

5. Eases the Nerves

Not every couple relishes being the center of attention and a first look allows you to take a calm, quiet moment as a couple to process and talk a little.

first look 5 reasons why it's a must

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