Father and daughter in the walk to the altar

JUST A THOUGHT by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

The way to the altar could be subject of a book about what could be happening in this small walk until the father, symbolically, deliver the daughter to someone she will be with, after that, during a lifetime. It is true that today, fortunately, those rituals do not have the property duty that belonged in the old days. Today, the daughter is just her daughter and he does not give her to nobody. Even after the marriage she always belong to him. Without a doubt. But, even with the changes, this symbolic act goes on.

What matter to me is just to achieve a photo that show that those two persons are connected with strong bonds and go to a place that both wish and desire. But when editing the photos sometimes I find myself thinking about that short but intense walk. Well, I end my thoughts. I am just a humble wedding photographer.

But let’s move on. Let´s go and stimulate a bit our imagination, not mine because with a camera on the shoulder and another in the eye I have no time for that. Photograph is my job, not think. But what is going on the mind of the father during that course? What he say to her? Is he happy? Is he blushing with emotion? Is he giving her the last advices? Or just paying attention to not step on the dress of his daughter? Well, I could not say.

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