Thursday, May 17, 2012

FATHER OF THE BRIDE, HEARTLAND AND SPENCER TRACY ALL IN ONE BLOG !!!!




For a wedding photographer there are the key moments, the can't miss shots during every wedding day!! The moment when the bridal dress is put on, the first time the groom sees his bride in her dress, the 'KISS', the first dance and the last dance are all examples. For me some of the most fascinating moments involve the father of the bride.The first time he sees her in her dress, their dance and the menu of emotions that is his face that day!!. 


It must be a very complex day for him, a day of mixed feelings. Do  those feelings include happiness, pride and love? No doubt, all those feelings, but a little droplet of sadness is mixed in. His little girl is leaving now, in most cases, geographically, she is not going that far but emotionally she is making a gigantic leap. She now has a new man in her life. Her husband now becomes the most important man in her life. The father knows he still has a spot in her heart but just not the same spot. 


As we photograph the wedding day and later when I am doing post production, I am often moved by what I see. During the day, I see so many emotions coming out of this man, the father of the bride.
One of my favorite movies is  'Guess Whose Coming to Dinner', starring Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. Watch Tracy's last scene in movies (he would die a few weeks after it was released) and you can feel some of the emotions of a father.






Now enjoy some of our images of the wedding day reflected in the father's face.













          Yes those are bubbles !!









In this next image you may be wondering, where the dad is, well the dad is the minister. 




















11 comments:

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Wow, Jim, this brought out the tears today!
What beautiful and touching photos. Simply splendid!
Blessings to you!

Irene @ Inspiration From The Little Things said...

Aww Jim, these photos are so touching! I am teary-eyed looking at the father-daughter moments. So beautiful :-)

Mary Hudak-Collins said...

I can only imagine the flood of emotions that both parents experience as they watch their daughter begin a whole new life with someone else. As my son reaches college age, I'm dreading the day he leaves. I imagine all the good things that will happen in his life, including getting married. But, I will be the mother bawling in the photos LOL.

sHoNa said...

lovely pics

Nikky44 said...

Congratulations!!!

Savira Gupta said...

Father daughter moments especially during an occasion like this are just simply beautiful and emotional

Corinne Rodrigues said...

One of my favorite movies. Father and daughter moments are always emotional at weddings!

Rimly Bezbarua said...

Jim you brought out the emotions so well. I am a daughter and I know how my father felt the day of my wedding. Sad and at the same time happy for me.The one of your brother wiping his tears said it all.

http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.in/2012/05/friday-moment_18.html

Jan said...

such beautiful captures, Father and daughter moments are the best. My Dad had to be tricked into being at my first wedding, maybe because he was smarter than I, lol. He cried, I cried, it was bittersweet. thank you for sharing these beautiful moments...<3

melissa said...

Oh Jim, I played the first video while looking at your images. I felt so emotional. I saw it in real after attending my friend's wedding... and I wonder...just wonder if my dad will ever feel this way *if/*when I get married.

Anyhow, focusing on this post, I think this is one of the best part of being a photographer... you gt to capture 'those special moments'.

I love it Jim :)

JIM said...

Thank You everyone it is because of comments like these that I keep the blog going !!!