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The Saudade farewell.

Photo by Christelle Rall, a Cape Town, South Africa wedding photographer at Christelle Rall Photography.

This was taken during the ceremony when the father of the bride gave his daughter away to her new husband. He was very emotional (but happy) and I think he just got too overwhelmed by the moment. We have all seen this moment unfold a hundred times, but what stands out about this image (and what I love about it), is the contrasting emotions of the dad and the bride. The bride being so excited to finally getting to marry her dream guy after eight years and the dad just sad to see his little baby off.

Taken with a Nikon, D3 and 50mm, Nikkor, 1/160, ISO 1600, f/2.8

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The Crying Groom


Photo by , a wedding photographer at Caroline Lima Photography.

This moment happened when they saw each other for the first time during the “first look”. They both read letters to each other. His letter was in saved in his phone and he started crying while reading it.

Taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200mm 2.8, F/2.8 | shutter 1/200s | ISO 500 | 200mm

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