These 22 Epic First Looks Will Probably Make You Cry

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by The Knot

First look photos memorialize the excitement, awe and love between a couple just before the ceremony starts. They also give couples a private moment to work through their happy tears before standing at the altar. Make sure you tell your photographer you want to do a first look so they can set up a moment that will best capture those amazing looks of anticipation and surprise—and who says your first look has to be with only your partner? Ask your photographer if they'll capture the sweet reaction from your bridesmaids when you step out in your full attire, or your parents when they see you for the first time. Grab a tissue and check out some of our favorite first looks from 22 real couples.

1. A Private Note First Look

Private note first look

2. A First Touch

First Touch

3. A Love Letters First Look

Love letters first look

4. A Giggly First Look

Giggly First Look

5. A Greenery Backdrop First Look

Greenery backdrop first look

6. A Silly First Look

Silly panda onesie first look

7. A Sunny Day First Look

A Sunny Day First Look

8. A Stunned Groom First Look

Stunned groom's first look

9. A Tearful First Look

Tearful first look

10. A Vintage-Inspired First Look

Unique first look with sweet reaction

11. A Golden Hour First Look 

Outdoor first look at traditional ceremony idea

12. A Quiet Moment First Look

Sweet first look photo idea

13. A Blindfolded First Look

Blindfold first look idea

14. An Emotional First Look 

Rustic mirror first look photo idea

15. Happy Tears First Look

Groom reaction first look idea

16. A Floral Backdrop First Look

Unique first look idea with outdoor florals

17. An Emotional Groom's First Look

Groom reaction first look photo idea

18. A Rustic Backdrop First Look

Outdoor groom reaction first look photo idea

19. A Sweet Surprise First Look

Unique first look photo with sweet reactions

20. A Candid Smile First Look

Smiling first look photo idea

21. A Playful and Romantic First Look

first look

22. A Sweet Pose First Look

groom reactions first look photo idea

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