Wedding celebrations are all about relationships, and not just that between the bride and groom. My take is that it’s largely about relationships between parents and children. Whether the children are young or older, it doesn’t matter. There’s the bride and groom perhaps with their children. There’s the parents of the bride and groom with their children (the bride and groom). The grandparents with their children (the bride and groom’s parents), and children’s children (the bride and groom). Any way you turn, the wedding story features the relationships of parents and their children. The relationships between generations, and the story of the natural cycles of life.
Finally toward the end of the wedding reception there are those parent-child dances that mark the departure of the “child from the nest,” so to speak. It’s in these moments we often see the most tender displays of familial affection.
These moments are short. Yet they’re filled with a lifetime of meaning. The moments don’t last. But the memories of who these people are and were and what they meant to you, remain forever.
This image of a grandmother dancing with her grandson, the groom, was honored with an award from the International Society Of Professional Wedding Photographers.
**G.E. Masana (portrait artist and Huffington Post contributer) As Seen In HUFFINGTON POST | MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS | THE KNOT | NEW YORK MAGAZINE | BRIDAL GUIDE | BRIDES | STYLE ME PRETTY | ELEGANT BRIDE | GRACE ORMONDE | WELLWED | TOWN&COUNTRY **