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. 

#2

The Biggest O....!

The Biggest O....!

Dan Morris Report

#4

The Hug Of A Lifetime

The Hug Of A Lifetime

Steven Rooney Report

#6

The Touch Of Love

The Touch Of Love

Chris Denner Report

#8

I Will Always Be There For You

I Will Always Be There For You

Soven Amatya Report

#10

I Am Never Going To Hold This In!

I Am Never Going To Hold This In!

Geoff Kirby Report

#11

The Final Kiss As A Miss

The Final Kiss As A Miss

Rik Pennington Report

#13

The Crying Mirror

The Crying Mirror

MIKI studios Report

#14

"I Cannot Watch!"

"I Cannot Watch!"

MIKI studios Report

#16

Even The Coolest Dads Can Not Hold It In

Even The Coolest Dads Can Not Hold It In

HBA photography Report

#19

Not Being Able To Hold It Anymore

Not Being Able To Hold It Anymore

Ben Minnaar Report

#21

Hold On Dad, You Can Do It!

Hold On Dad, You Can Do It!

Samuel Docker Report

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"I Will Always Be Here For You"

"I Will Always Be Here For You"

Phil Salisbury Report

#24

To My Daughter!

To My Daughter!

Andy tTyler Report

#26

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

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

Alan Law Report