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Giving Her Away
Though a ceremonial gesture, the moment at which the bride's father gives her away is important to capture.
Though a ceremonial gesture, the moment at which the bride's father gives her away is important to capture.
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For thousands of years across many cultures, marriage has included a ritual of parents, usually the father, handing over caretaking responsibility of a daughter to her husband. Today this tradition is ceremonial, as the bride is an independent adult rather than the father's property. While brides have traditionally chosen their fathers to "give them away," some brides choose to have both parents involved.

Capture this moment with shots of the bride and her father walking down the aisle or standing with the wedding officiant. The ceremony itself only happens once, so choose carefully whether this photograph should happen during the ceremony. You might want to re-enact the event afterward if the photographer requires a flash or can't easily get into position during the ceremony.


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