Now that I’m a parent the walk “down the aisle” takes a new perspective. I first walked down the aisle as a Bride walking towards her Groom. My next walk down the aisle with be giving my own child away… To the beginning of their family. I think that’s why this photograph of Kelly’s Dad giving her way truly touched me. This is his last words to her before she becomes a wife. These are words only to be shared with each other. The Love of a Father and his Daughter. He’s giving her away to the one she has chosen. This moment I believe is the 3rd most powerful moment of the wedding ceremony. The 1st is when the Bride and Groom see each other for the first time which happens just moments after this image. And the 2nd is that look to each other before they embrace and kiss as Man and Wife. I feel honored to capture weddings for a living. I never take for granted the trust that has been given to me. These moments are priceless.
Here are a few of my favorite images from Dave and Kelly’s wedding celebrations. I was so thankful to capture these moments with Natalie.