One of my favorite moments at a wedding is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time, either when she is walking down the aisle or before the ceremony during the first look. It's a moment of true honesty, whether it's been planned or a natural part of the beginning of the ceremony. The intimacy and realization after seeing each other in wedding suit and gown for the first time stirs unique feelings in all of us. It's also a moment, as a photographer, I'm uniquely sensitive to witnessing and capturing.
Some of the most poignant and intimate moments at a wedding occur during the interactions that we have with with those closest to us. Mom's tend to be there throughout the wedding, helping their children ready for their special day, looking on with a doting smile during the ceremony, helping focus family members for the portraits and embracing with a tight hug during the reception.