It was a beautiful ceremony at Saint Anthony of Padua in Delaware. The receiving line was outside the church. The bride and groom and there parents were hugging there guests and sharing some wonderful moments. Behind me, I noticed the bride’s grandfather pacing anxiously and waiting for the last person to get through the line. Finally, it was his turn to greet his grand daughter. He slowly walked towards her, reaching both hands to her face and lovingly leaned in and gave her a kiss. As wedding photographers, we have to keep alert to the moments that will define THIS day. Each is unique and different. We believe that’s what makes a great storyteller, constantly looking for the interaction your clients have with those they love.
The girls were running around the hotel room, hair and makeup just completed. The wedding coordinator making sure the programs were on the way to the church. The gowns were hung and ready to go. When all of a sudden the bride turns to the door of the suite. An envelope is slid under the door. The bride turns and looks at her girls with a curios look on her face, she goes to retrieve the envelope and recognizes her dads handwriting. She sits on the bed and starts to read the letter. A soft smile appears as she holds up a small piece of blue cloth. Her dad had kept this piece of her favorite blanket in his wallet since she was a small child. It reminded him of her. It was time to walk his little girl down the aisle and he wanted her to know how much he loved her. Tears started to fill her eyes. As a wedding photographer I learned a long time ago to be ready for the moments that happen so quickly. It is these moments that will live on long after the wedding day. You hope this bride tells the story to […]