March 28, 2010
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Okay, the truth is out–I might cry at your wedding. There are certainly many deeply energized emotional moments at every wedding. But the stuff that gets to me usually revolves around your Dad. I connect with your Dad without hardly even talking with him because I am one and I have plenty of kids close to marrying age (I have 8 kids–no, that’s not a typo).

I see your Dad give you away and dance with you and I am right there. For me, those moments are electric. I know exactly what he is feeling.  Naturally, I always work to capture those feelings for you.

Emotional Dad Giving Away His Daughter

He Feels What I Will Be Feeling When My Turn Comes

Your dance with Dad is a marvelously special thing. I’m not sure when and where that tradition originated, but that dance has a ache-y feeling to it that just tugs at my heartstrings. I sometimes glance around to see the other Dads watching Dad dance with you. Right then, we’re all in “The Dad Club”. Even the guy with the 18-month old toddler in his arms understands the power and beauty of being a Dad a whole lot more completely–just by watching your dance.

Dad Dancing With Daughter At Wedding

No Mistaking the Moment--That's Dad

By the way, as photographers, it’s easy to cry at your wedding–we just hide behind our cameras!

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