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.
As his daughter prepares to leave the car as they arrive to the ceremony site, dad silently watches on.
In the family home, the bride has gotten ready in her room, and came down the stairs where dad was waiting for her, admiring her. And without a word, she took his hand, and they danced.
Speaking of dances, here are a few different ways brides and their dads get it done. Some break out into a twist.
Even in the midst of an on-looking crowd however, it’s still a very personal moment between them.
While others may have a few ballroom moves up their sleeves.