This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post.
By G.E. Masana
Someone was arguing that a “real” wedding photo only needs to be of the wedding couple smiling – and more than that’s not needed.
I guess that guy has toast and water for all his meals.
Maybe back in the 1930’s one photo was about all you’d get because cameras weren’t as portable. But if you have the ability to capture more from a wedding, then why hold back? My mom has a photo taken at her sister’s wedding back in the 60’s. It’s got my entire family in it. She treasures that photo especially now since she’s the last remaining member of her family.
I’m a dad. So I was thinking about what wedding photos mean to dads and how they experience their child’s wedding. I think it’s like this:
There are moments a dad feels the full impact of which he’s known for some time now – that his kid has grown and is now on their own journey in life. He feels it inside his heart. Sometimes, he even lets the outside world see it.
Here are some touching moments dads have at weddings. It’s part of their journey in life.
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