The #2 moment focuses on capturing your parents and other VIPs.
If you’ve read the story of my Mom and the name, Riverbend Studio, you may understand why this is my second favorite photo moment of the day.
If you haven’t read that story, I’ll just come out and say it — I have a soft spot for parents and grandparents of the bride and groom on their wedding day.
While the day is undoubtedly about the bride and groom, it’s important to keep in mind that your parents have also been anxiously awaiting this day.
You may not realize it, but speaking from experience, you will actually spend very little time with your parents on your big day between the ceremony and reception.
It’s important to me to turn the priceless time that you do share with your parents and grandparents into beautiful photos that you both will hold onto for the years to come.
This is my favorite photo from my own wedding day.
At the time, I had no idea that just one and half years later she would be gone, and this photo would mean more to me than words can explain.
Photo: My mom on my own wedding day. Beautifully captured by Peter Thurin.
I look at this photo hung in my office every day and feel her with me.
That is the power of photography, and why I find it so important to capture moments like you see below.
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