A bride can tell a wedding photographer all she wants to be captured for her big, special day. She can tell them that she wants a shot of the bridesmaids, standing with their bouquets all level. The groom can request that the photographer captures a picture of him doing handstands with his best men. The mother of the bride can request a picture of her, her mother, and her newlywed daughters’ hands for a three generation ring picture.
But no matter what people request of the photographer, there will always be those candid photo ops that a photographer will capture. A picture of a groom admiringly looking at his new wife when she is not looking at him. A picture of the grandmother in tears as her grandson marries the love of his life. Or the raw love shared between the new couple on the dance floor for their first dance.
Many times, these candid photos will give us emotions and sentimental feelings that may be new to us. Whether they be sadness for this new step in life and losing a daughter or son, or happiness to witness such a true devotion of love, they are emotional feelings. They cannot be planned, they just happen. Whether you are counting down the days to your wedding in anticipation, or you are stressed out from all the work you have ahead of you with the wedding planning, enjoy this raw and emotional photos of brides, grooms, family, and friends on these special days we get to call weddings.