Wednesday, March 23, 2011

THE FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE

The Father Daughter dance is a highlight of the reception. We always enjoy photographing the interplay between the father and his daughter. They are all different but they are always emotional. It could be tears of that bittersweet moment when the father knows this is the day he has been waiting for her entire life: the day she leaves him for her true love, her husband. It can also be filled with laughter as they share a memory together on the dance floor.  What we always see is the pride, gratitude and love in both faces. Whatever the moment, it is always an emotional one for all, including the photographers.


But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But it still hard to give her away
I loved her first



How could that beautiful women with you
Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time.






But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But its still hard to give her away
I loved her first








From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
I loved her first
  Lyrics.. I loved her first by Heartland

14 comments:

Mitzi said...

Such lovely photos! Beautiful moments indeed.

Jorie Pacli said...

Why do I have to be envied by all these? Such love in their eyes are melting my heart and soul... I can only wish I have the same opportunity of getting married and have a wedding dance.... Thank you for sharing JIM..:)

Ann said...

beautiful! Love the song you chose, too. My favorite photo is the one with the bubbles!

doubler702 said...

Nice photos and commentary! You definitely know what you are doing.

Rimly said...

Lovely pictures. Brought back memories of my father. A father and a daughter's bond is something real special and you brought that out in your pictures.

Jessica M said...

Beautiful photos...you were able to capture the joy of a memory that will last a lifetime for all who were part of it.

Angel Eyes said...

What memeories beautifuly done again, I love these photo's and I rmember my dance was so special ...keep up the great work!

sulekkha said...

I loved the song and the lovely photographs but frankly speaking was hoping to see your song there. Thanks for sharing.

Ana said...

Very romantic and beautiful photos.. One of the most important moments in life.

Debbie said...

Your photos Jim are amazing...

Love that song too!! I did my father daughter dance with my father in law, as my daddy got to watch as an angel. Thanks for sharing Jim


Deb~

David said...

Lovely photos, you should be proud of your work!! Beautiful memories they are!!

melissa said...

oh dearest jim ... my eyes were welled with tears as i contemplated your photographs today... i was supposed to do it later but i couldn't resist it :P

oh you've touched the most sensitive part of my heart... my dad...

we started bonding when i came back two years ago in my country... i was the "lost" daughter... i left them for ten years...

oh how i wish i could hug my dad like that... and show those wonderful smiles filled with love...

i'd like my photographer to capture that moment... when i finally get married...

thanks for this beautiful post jim...

YogaSavy said...

These are very special moments.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

When it comes to a wedding reception there is nothing to compare to the bride/father dance. Always a bit tearful and nostalgic. You capture so much love in your photos.