What a beautiful and precious moment! This photo was captured during the mother-son dance at a Filipino wedding held at The Foundry by Herban Feast. I absolutely love the raw emotions captured here. The feeling of seeing your son grow up before your eyes, and to share a dance with him on his wedding day is a huge moment only mothers experience. And I believe wedding photography is all about capturing those small moments.
I had the chance to get to know the groom's mom a little bit on the wedding day during the preparation. She was really sweet and welcoming. At times, she would joke about how I have to make sure that she comes out really pretty if I photograph her! We both laughed out loud as I jokingly told her that that’ll cost her extra. I love developing this type of banter with the family, as it makes them more comfortable in front of the camera. Plus, you’ll notice when I’m shooting, I love to have conversations with family and friends and just having good fun with them as well!
She was gracious and cheerful throughout the day. As the day went on, I saw the emotions evolve and peak when her son vowed to spend the rest of his life with his wife.
During the ceremony, the mother and son shared the dancefloor for the mother-son dance. I focused on the mom because you can just see the maternal love radiating from her expression.
Family is one of the most special people at the wedding. (second to the bride and the groom, of course) They are just as emotionally devoted to the day as the couple and probably have been waiting for this day just as much as them. It’s a significant milestone in their lives as well. I always try to include as many raw and candid family photos during the wedding so the bride and the groom can look back and remember the precious moments they spent with their family.
I truly believe that a good wedding photography includes all aspects of the wedding. I want you to look back at your wedding album years later, and notice the vibe, the people, the food, the emotions. We all want to relive our wedding day sometimes, right?
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