Wedding First Look with Dad

by | Apr 10, 2018 | Wedding Photography

Is a wedding First Look with Dad a thing?

Of course, it is! It is one of my favorites to be honest. This is one of those RAW emotional moments I’m a sucker for.

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As a destination wedding photographer in Maine, I have seen a variety of different weddings with various traditions. In 2016, I photographed my first wedding incorporating a father and daughter first look. I have documented several first looks between a bride and groom. This was my first father and daughter one. In fact, I didn’t really know what to expect. Once it happened the emotions made it hard to see through my viewfinder (sap over here.)

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From the father walking his beautiful daughter down the aisle to her groom-to-be. To the father-daughter dance, weddings are filled with special moments with Dads. Now more and more brides are opting in for the father and daughter wedding first look. As a wedding photographer, I’m loving every minute of this.

We as wedding photographers and brides have loved the misty eye pictures from dads. They glance at their little girl in a beautiful wedding gown embarking on her new journey. It makes sense for them to have their own special moment.

Now is this for everyone? If you are a daddy’s girl or your dad will be walking you down the aisle, this is something to consider. Walking down the aisle can be the most emotional and memorable time for you and your dad. This is the moment your dad has to give you away to the love of your life. (and this is really hard for most). This is the moment you leave the man who has been there for you your whole life. This is when you go to begin a life of your own.

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The Opportunity

Having a first look with your dad can allow for many opportunities. This is the moment he can take a look at all your beauty. He can remind how great you are and how proud he is of you. This is that moment you can tell him how much you love him before he walks you down that long aisle. These are moments that you and he will remember forever. It is a changing point in your relationship that creates a stronger and different bond for the future. This is also a perfect moment for your photographer to capture. It is quiet and intimate and allows room for emotions to flow.

So, if you are teetering on the edge of having this moment or not I suggest you do it. You will only get this moment once and trust me on this, you will have no regrets! Contact me today.

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XOXO,

Catherine

Catherine Gross

Catherine Gross

Photographer/Videographer

My name is Catherine and I specialize in wedding photography/videography in Maine. From the rugged Maine coast to the scenic views of lakes and mountains, I will be there with you every step of the way to capture all the special moments.

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32 Comments

  1. Michael Orzell

    Such a beautiful moment, I love first looks!

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  2. Shayna

    This is absolutely precious! I’d love to suggest this to one of my brides! So sweet!

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    • Catherine

      Shayna, I’m glad you found this helpful!

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  3. Ksenia

    I love ” First look with dad” idea. No pressure of tons of people staring at you,more intimate:) Priceless memory.

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    • Catherine

      YES! These are exactly my thoughts, it is a growing trend and one I love!

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  4. Andrea

    Such sweet moments captured. Bride and dad will be forever grateful.

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  5. Giselle Guerrero

    Love dad’s expression after seeing his daughter get married. Great job capturing these!

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    • Catherine

      Thank you Giselle. I love this moment as well.

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  6. Denny

    What a wonderful way to capture such a special moment on a wedding day!

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  7. seraphine

    beautiful wedding day portraits. love the idea of first look with dad.

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  8. sydney

    I love first looks with the bride’s dad. It’s such an emotional and beautiful moment, that will be treasured!

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  9. Andrea

    I love this idea! Dads are so awesome…I miss mine every day 🙂

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    • Catherine

      I live far from my dad and miss him every day as well. These are the moments that are more important than some think.

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  10. Victoria Vasilyeva

    Only photos like these with the real emotions will be priceless forever!

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    • Catherine

      I agree! When I get married this is something Iwill be doing, it always makes me emotional even as the photographer.

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  11. Andrea

    Beautiful and touching Wedding photography and the Maine scenery is gorgeous! They will love these forever!

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    • Catherine

      Thank you Andrea, I couldn’t agree more, Maine is gorgeous!

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  12. Gonzalo Verdeja

    I love the idea of having a first look with your dad. thanks for sharing!!!

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    • Catherine

      I’m glad you liked it. Yes this is a must do for sure. I can’t wait to see if this trend continues.

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  13. Gillian

    What an emotional moment, you captured this so beautifully!

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  14. Jennifer

    I love this new trend, of a first look with dad! They always make the sweetest wedding memories- and you captured this one beautifully!

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    • Catherine

      Thank you! I totally agree this is a must do new trend.

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  15. Tiffany Johnson

    Oh! My heart! I did a first look with my Dad and brother and it was the best thing I could have done! ^_^

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    • Catherine

      This is what I have been telling everyone. I feel like this is a must do, all my brides that do this thank me later.

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  16. Sherry

    This is beautiful!

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Bold, personable, and whimsical are three words that adequately describe the works of art captured behind the lenses of Maine wedding photographer Catherine J. Gross. Every interaction, session, and experience holds an element of uniqueness, as Catherine captures the moment before her with a keen understanding that every moment or person in life is unique and special.

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