Photo by Michelle Arlotta, a New Jersey wedding photographer at Michelle Arlotta Photography.
This was a really bittersweet moment after the wedding ceremony had just ended. The sister of one of the brides and her mom had a moment where you could see and feel both the pain and joy in the celebration. At first glance, it looks like just joy, but when you realize what was really going on you can see there was sadness and support in the embrace as well. The father of the younger woman (sister of one of the brides) had passed away less than a week before the wedding. He had been ill and was able to officially marry the couple from his hospital bedside a couple weeks before, but passed away just days before the wedding. Just after the ceremony as everyone was hugging in celebration, I caught this moment between mother and daughter.
Taken with a Canon 5D Mark iii and Canon 50mm F1.2, 1/800 F3.5 ISO 500