Check out these ideas for important photos you’ll want with your parents from your wedding.
Your wedding isn’t just a milestone occasion for you and your spouse-to-be, it’s also a big deal for your parents. You may be focused on the romantic portraits that will be captured of you and your future spouse, but remember, your parents will treasure the family photos from your wedding for a lifetime as well.
Ask your photographer to get a candid of just you and your parents, as well as one with your spouse and each set of parents. This classic portrait will be a staple on your parents’ desks and mantels for years to come.
If your parent or parents will be present during the getting ready process, it’s nice to capture a loving moment between you and your family members. Whether they’re helping you tie your tie or button your dress, these photos represent all the times in your life where your parents provided a helping hand.
Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with your parents! Be sure to take a few silly or sweet images that reflect your personalities.
If there’s a parent or other close relative who has passed away, you may wish to include a tribute to him or her in your wedding. Whether it’s an empty chair at the ceremony or a charm on a bouquet or boutonniere, be sure to have that special detail captured by your photographer.
If you and your parents are close, be sure to let that shine through both on and off camera! Don’t be shy about giving your Dad a hug or your Mom a nuzzle while the camera is snapping away!
This is a fun one, love is certainly in the air, so it’s okay for your parents to show a little PDA on your wedding day!
If you’re fortunate enough to have three generations present at your wedding – a grandparent, parent, and yourself – be sure to celebrate the moment with a capture like this one.
We’ve been seeing these types of photos more and more – a “First Look” session with a parent, instead of or in addition to a similar session with the future spouse. The look on a parent’s face when seeing their child dressed up in his or her wedding finery is pretty priceless.
If you’re giving your parents gifts on your wedding day, your photographer can take photos of these sentimental objects.
Some couples choose to display family wedding photos at their own weddings. We love the idea of a couple taking a photo holding their respective parents’ wedding photos. It represents such a sense of nostalgia and family history.
The minutes before your walk down the aisle are sure to be emotional – whether you’re laughing, crying, or somewhere in between.
Of course, this is a biggie. However you choose to walk down the aisle (or with whom), it will be captured from all angles.
Whether your parents are directly participating in the ceremony with a ritual or reading, or simply watching the proceedings, you’ll always want to remember how they looked while watching their child wed.
Your parents will be so happy to capture a photo of your whole crew – including siblings, siblings-in-law, and the like, in their wedding finery. While it may take a little effort to get everyone together (and smiling!) this photo is certainly a keepsake.
Be sure to point out any family heirlooms that will be included in your big day to your photographer so he or she can be sure to capture those special details.
A parent’s reception toast is often emotional, funny and sweet all rolled into one. A photographer will capture both the toast-giver and the reactions of those in the crowd.
Throughout the reception, your parents’ will likely go through a range of emotions – from their misty eyes as they watch your first dance to the utter joy of letting loose on the dance floor.
If you choose to have parents’ dances during your reception, these are must photo, emotion-filled moments.
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