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R29's Best Stories Of 2013

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    What a year, huh? You've grown, and so have we. And, because we just can't help ourselves, we're getting all nostalgic and maybe just a bit teary before we put on our NYE makeup tomorrow night. To that end, we're going through the archives and pulling out some old favorites. Not to pat ourselves on the back, but hey — we've come up with some good stuff this year. (It's all for you, naturally, dear reader.) 

    Ahead, the best R29 articles of 2013. Yep, we're talking the ones you loved, the ones that got you talking, and the ones you'll want to read again (and again). Get to it, before the ol' ball drops.

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The Sweetest Moment Of Any Wedding Day

There are so many benefits to capturing a first look — when the betrothed see each other before the ceremony — that it has pretty much become standard in wedding photography. I prefer a subtle, not overly-choreographed first look, with only the couple shot in an area that's as private as possible.  I’ve found read

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