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
Community Member
10 months ago

Love it!!

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#2

The Biggest O....!

The Biggest O....!

Dan Morris Report

kathryn stretton
Community Member
10 months ago

Omg. Another stunning photo.

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#3

Oooooooh

Oooooooh

The Crawleys Report

Grace Vukasovic
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww these are so cute

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#4

The Hug Of A Lifetime

The Hug Of A Lifetime

Steven Rooney Report

Big Jo!!
Community Member
10 months ago

Aww..

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#5

A Teary Hanky

A Teary Hanky

Andy Gaines Report

ElusiveIntrovert
Community Member
10 months ago

If you have never seen a man cry, just wait till the day his daughter gets married.

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#6

The Touch Of Love

The Touch Of Love

Chris Denner Report

Kennedy Unger
Community Member
10 months ago

His eyes say everything :)

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#7

The Final Kiss

The Final Kiss

David Scholes Report

kathryn stretton
Community Member
10 months ago

Stunning photo..

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#8

I Will Always Be There For You

I Will Always Be There For You

Soven Amatya Report

Linda HS
Community Member
10 months ago

Gorgeous!

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#9

Letting It Go!

Letting It Go!

The Crawleys Report

Annie
Community Member
10 months 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

kathryn stretton
Community Member
10 months ago

You are my baby??

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#11

The Final Kiss As A Miss

The Final Kiss As A Miss

Rik Pennington Report

Fluepke
Community Member
10 months ago

Love this one :)

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#12

Hold Me Tight!

Hold Me Tight!

thelifewedream Report

Linda HS
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

m not crying, you are.

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#14

"I Cannot Watch!"

"I Cannot Watch!"

MIKI studios Report

kathryn stretton
Community Member
10 months ago

Aww.

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#15

"I Cannot See"

"I Cannot See"

Andy Gaines Report

Big Jo!!
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months ago

Don't go soft on me now!

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#17

Omg!

Omg!

Dan Morris Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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

Big Jo!!
Community Member
10 months ago

No I can't!!

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#22

The Final Card

The Final Card

Ash Davenport Report

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

Wonder what she wrote. I mean, I can take a few guesses, but they may be completely wrong.

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#23

"I Will Always Be Here For You"

"I Will Always Be Here For You"

Phil Salisbury Report

Big Jo!!
Community Member
10 months ago

Enough dad.. It's getting awkward

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#24

To My Daughter!

To My Daughter!

Andy tTyler Report

Bored Broad
Community Member
10 months 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

Fluepke
Community Member
10 months ago

She is so proud to bring her dad ! Beautiful <3

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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
10 months ago

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

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