There’s no relationship quite like the relationship with your parents, and for me, my relationship with my father is so special. As a father myself, the moment my daughter entered the world, I became a different person. I am clearly a "father," but I intend to be so much more: a lifelong friend, a shoulder to cry on, a teacher, a mentor, and, above all, someone she will be able to trust and love forever.

I will nurture her from her first steps as a child all the way to her final steps before becoming a Mrs. I will watch her blossom knowing that as she grows up, my relationship with her will blossom exponentially. Then the wedding day comes—a day full of emotion that I didn’t know even existed—and before you know, it's time to pass over the "baton" to someone else.

There’s no greater gift a father can have than that of watching their daughter grow into a beautiful soul, an independent, confident, and successful human. The accumulation of this can be their wedding day, which is filled with so many emotions, from the first look to the first dance, the tears, laughter, joy, adulation, and pride. Walking your daughter down the aisle, taking those steps by her side is an honor, a magnification of the relationship between father and daughter that can never be broken or replaced.

Here’s a collection of my favorite documentary wedding images that depict some of these one-off moments from some of wedding photography's greatest talents.

Also, check out my previous post with more unstaged wedding photos. 

#1

The Arm Of Love

The Arm Of Love

Samuel Docker Report

ElusiveIntrovert
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1 month ago

Love it!!

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#2

The Biggest O....!

The Biggest O....!

Dan Morris Report

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

This is GOLD!

Roald Andresen
Community Member
1 month ago

Cannot argue, but I don't believe this picture is not staged.

Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting instead of a photograph.

Colin L
Community Member
1 month ago

"Not staged"? A cameraperson wouldn't be just ready, right there spontaneously I think...

greychaos851
Community Member
1 month ago

K I no this pose to be an emotional picture but I just can't get over how far his legs are spread apart lol!

Suzieq
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1 month ago

Why is the wife's stance so wide? Are they on a boat?

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kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

Omg. Another stunning photo.

Blackheart
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1 month ago

Like a Rockwell painting.

Lillian Harbin
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1 month ago

Awww<3

Alyssa Fry
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1 month ago

𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢

Aahzmandus Pervect
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1 month ago

Unstaged? Sure...

Andrea Careless
Community Member
1 month ago

Staged. Look at the blue blanket and the father's blue vest.

Kelly Kelli
Community Member
1 month ago

Staged

Mal
Community Member
1 month ago

False. That's his regular face.

Leo H
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1 month ago

That's his o face

J-Yogi-Temp-Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

I think this is the wrong caption for a father daughter pic tho, JS

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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1 month ago

This is lovely, really made me tear a little, he looks so surprised :o

Little Dino
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1 month ago

Awww...he's so happy!

Roald Andresen
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, he is finally getting rid of her.

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Nature Girl
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1 month ago

Aww,!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Just as beautiful as your Mom.

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#3

Oooooooh

Oooooooh

The Crawleys Report

Aliceinpainland
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1 month ago

I'm in love with this dad!

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#4

The Hug Of A Lifetime

The Hug Of A Lifetime

Steven Rooney Report

Big Jo!!
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww..

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#5

A Teary Hanky

A Teary Hanky

Andy Gaines Report

Bobbilee
Community Member
1 month ago

My dad cried at my wedding too. Almost made me cry.

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#6

The Touch Of Love

The Touch Of Love

Chris Denner Report

Kennedy Unger
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1 month ago

His eyes say everything :)

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#7

The Final Kiss

The Final Kiss

David Scholes Report

Linda HS
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1 month ago

Ninja onions in full action...

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#8

I Will Always Be There For You

I Will Always Be There For You

Soven Amatya Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww. Daddy helping his baby keep from ruining her makeup on her wedding day.

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#9

Letting It Go!

Letting It Go!

The Crawleys Report

Annie
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww...sweetly sad. Now get those @#$ onions out of here! (sniff)

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#10

I Am Never Going To Hold This In!

I Am Never Going To Hold This In!

Geoff Kirby Report

greychaos851
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1 month ago

Im (sniffle, sniffle) not crying. 6ea87d3098...a5d0e3.jpg 6ea87d30988bd9623bbd0c499ea51b11-a-call-allie-5f0240ca5d0e3.jpg

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#11

The Final Kiss As A Miss

The Final Kiss As A Miss

Rik Pennington Report

Jessica Cole
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1 month ago

What a beautiful dress! For a beautiful woman.

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#12

Hold Me Tight!

Hold Me Tight!

thelifewedream Report

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

I had this moment last year...with my father in law...whom I love truly

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#13

The Crying Mirror

The Crying Mirror

MIKI studios Report

ElusiveIntrovert
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1 month ago

m not crying, you are.

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#14

"I Cannot Watch!"

"I Cannot Watch!"

MIKI studios Report

kathryn stretton
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1 month ago

Aww.

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#15

"I Cannot See"

"I Cannot See"

Andy Gaines Report

Big Jo!!
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1 month ago

Are you crying Daddy??

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#16

Even The Coolest Dads Can Not Hold It In

Even The Coolest Dads Can Not Hold It In

HBA photography Report

Big Jo!!
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't go soft on me now!

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#17

Omg!

Omg!

Dan Morris Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s the moment when they think back to the first time they held their daughters right after they were born.

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#18

Lets Do This!

Lets Do This!

Angy Gaines Report

Annie
Community Member
1 month ago

Such sweet, loving smiles!

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#19

Not Being Able To Hold It Anymore

Not Being Able To Hold It Anymore

Ben Minnaar Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

No matter how stoic you try to be, the floodgates always eventually open up, full force and when least expected.

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#20

"Hang On Dad"

"Hang On Dad"

MIKI studios Report

kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 month ago

Lip wobbling. Fantastic dad.

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#21

Hold On Dad, You Can Do It!

Hold On Dad, You Can Do It!

Samuel Docker Report

greychaos851
Community Member
1 month ago

I can do this. Just breathe Bob, breathe. Dammit Bob, BREATHE! lol

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#22

The Final Card

The Final Card

Ash Davenport Report

greychaos851
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this. So sweet.

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#23

"I Will Always Be Here For You"

"I Will Always Be Here For You"

Phil Salisbury Report

greychaos851
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww cute.

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#24

To My Daughter!

To My Daughter!

Andy tTyler Report

Bored Broad
Community Member
1 month ago

I only wish I was that close to my father. He was dominating, explosive, narcissistic and I've never had successful relationships because of him. He was a scary selfish guy. These are lovely photos however.

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#25

Help Me Dad...

Help Me Dad...

Ami Robertson Report

greychaos851
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet.

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#26

"Not Sure I Can Take Much More Of This...."

"Not Sure I Can Take Much More Of This...."

Alan Law Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s just thinking back on all the memories of her growing up.

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