I absolutely love this image because it embodies everything that is wonderful about family relationships that can be captured on a wedding day. A few days before Kacie and Jeremy’s wedding in May of 2010, her grandfather went into the hospital.
She wasn’t sure if he would be released to make it to the wedding. We received word before the wedding that he checked out against medical advice and had told the people at the hospital that he would NOT miss his granddaughter’s wedding. They delayed the start of the ceremony a bit for him to arrive and be wheeled to the front row.
After the ceremony, she asked if I would capture an image of her and her sister with their grandfather. When they leaned in and kissed him on the cheek, you could see the overwhelming emotion that filled his heart to be there with his precious granddaughters.
September of that year, I received an email from Kacie that her grandfather had passed away. Every time I see this image, I am reminded of what an incredible privilege it is for me to document a wedding day. With all of the details and hoopla of weddings, I think it’s vital to pause and take in the moments that are genuinely priceless.