I have to admit it! I love photographing genuine displays of love. Fortunately, on every big day, including this Chateau Le Parc special event I am lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing individuals were not afraid of expressing their true emotions of joy!
If a photograph is worth 1000 words, then an image capturing a special moment is worth 1 million words, such is the power wedding photography.
While documenting the moment when the father gift to the groom a very expensive Hublot watch, I knew there will be another greater opportunity around the corner. Often, my second shooter is chimping at the picture he just took and often he shows it to the bride and groom. However, those photographers totally miss the point and more important, miss a fantastic opportunity to capture even better moments. Once the father of the groom less down his guard and became emotional I knew I uncovered a gold mine.
Father his son hugged each other and at that moment I came very close to capture the father's reaction.
This image is an extreme close-up shot of the father and son hugging. We can see the smile of joy mixed with sadness on the father's face.
For the parents, the wedding day is a roller coaster of emotions that often contradict one another. For sure the parents are happy for the bride and groom who are getting married. Also, there is a certain sadness for their baby is becoming somebody else's wife or husband.
We can observe these emotions if we look closely at the father of the groom in this picture captured before the wedding ceremony at Chateau Le Parc.
Location: 1745 Langstaff Rd, Concord, ON L4K 2H2.