There are times that I’m so moved by an image that they haunt me and stay with me for a very long time. This image, taken during one of my many Rittenhouse Hotel Weddings in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, will stay with me forever. We were shooting the first look in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia when the bride’s father saw his daughter waiting for the groom in the park. He had been running a few errands around the city before the wedding, and he came over to speak to his daughter. I was worried that he would interfere with the moment when the groom saw the bride, but instead, I was treated to a moment that was truly special.
The bride and her father were very, very close. They shared a few words together, and I captured several moments of the action when she reached out and touched her father’s face gently. It was a powerful moment, and it became even more important when I found out that her father passed away eighteen months after this wedding. I’m so glad that I can capture moments like this for my clients, and it reminds me of the importance of wedding photography. I really love the connection they have with one another, and I hope I can share the same type of experience when my own daughters get married someday. I’m sure it will be a powerful moment, and I hope a talented photographer can capture the love I have for my daughters as well. After all of this took place, we captured the rest of their gorgeous wedding at the Rittenhouse Hotel.
Location: 210 West Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103.1/1000; f/4.0; ISO 400; 170.0 mm.