Surrounding every bride on her Tampa Bay wedding day is someone who has played an important role in her life. This week we are honoring all of the dads who have been there to your walk down the aisle or shed a tear as you drive away with the new partner in your life.
To celebrate one of our favorite wedding guests, Dad, we’ve asked top Tampa Bay wedding photographers to share their memorable father/daughter wedding day moments.
“I love this moment when Brittany’s dad, Bruce, saw her totally ready as a bride. Right before he saw Brittany he said he had seen her in her dress before so he wouldn’t get emotional but, it was the sweetest moment between the two of them!” -Carrie Wildes, Carrie Wildes Photography
“Melissa is obviously a daddy’s girl. She created this gift for her dad that had a photo of the two of them at a Daddy/Daughter dance from years before. She gave it to him when he came in to see her for the first time in her wedding dress. It was really a sweet moment!” -Jeff Mason, Jeff Mason Photography
“We are a HUGE fan of doing a first look with Dad. It allows for beautiful memories that will not be forgotten. In this case, Jenna’s Dad hadn’t seen her in her dress at all, so this was a big reveal for him! They share a love for the University of South Florida and are so extremely close! The bridesmaids, mom, and even Leo and I were in tears!” -Brittany Trevino, Rad Red Creative
“What a truly great moment. They were planning on doing a first look, but Jess’s dad walked in early while she was facing the window chatting. He came up from behind and startled her (in a good way of course!), and it was perfect timing for me to catch her expression. One of my favorite father/daughter moments!” -Rana Tierney, Roohi Photography
“Jess had a first look with her Dad and the look on his face seeing her for the first time was complete joy. He was just so unbelievably proud of his little girl. She then gifted him his tie with “Forever Your Little girl” embroidered on the back and he was all happy tears.” -Caroline Smith, Caroline & Evan Photography
“Kaitlyn and Jake had a country chic wedding and her dad drove her up to the ceremony site in a vintage truck. I love the way Kaitlyn and her father are framed in the truck window. Even more, I love the emotion and two different experiences we see happening at the same time, including Kaitlyn’s excitement as she is about to see her soon-to-be husband. Her father’s feelings are plain to see; he is about to walk his little girl down the aisle and on to the next phase of her life.” -Jeff Mason, Jeff Mason Photography
“We love the joy that Meg and her father had during the first dance. They were laughing the entire time, and you could tell that they shared a very special relationship.” -Jessie Stehlik, Foto Bohemia