It is customary for each member of the families of the bride and groom to be photographed with the happy couple on the wedding day. These photos are usually very staged and perfunctory. This is a shame, especially when it comes to capturing important relationships, such as the relationship between the father of the groom and his son. The photographer will definitely capture photos of the bride and groom with their respective parents, but will the photographer be able to capture the love and significance of each of those relationships on that special day? This is no easy feat. And, it definitely cannot be accomplished with staged poses.
The wedding photographer will capture significant moments of the wedding between the bride and groom and their parents. This will include moments such as when the father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle and when the groom dances with his mother. But, what about moments between the father of the groom and his son? There is no moment during the wedding ceremony or wedding reception that honors their relationship. Because of this, the wedding photographer will have to be vigilant and seek out those special moments between father and son to immortalize on film for the family forever.
You can ask your wedding photographer to watch for those moments between the father of the groom and his son. They may look for moments when the father is preparing his son for the wedding and for marriage; when he is showing him how proud he is of his son on that day as he takes the leap into married life; when the two look undeniably the same; when the father calms his son’s nerves and many more seemingly small, but significant moments between the son and his father. If you pay attention and have a camera ready, you may be able to capture a relationship between a son and father who shaped the groom into the man he is and prepared him for marriage.
There may be no formal moment during the wedding day that recognizes and honors the bond between the father of the groom and the groom, but there are not plenty of significant and camera-worthy moments of the two to capture on the wedding day.
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the bride and groom holding hands before the ceremony
the first dance