Over the last several years in my career as a wedding photographer, three of my couples lost one of their parents either before or soon after the wedding. It’s sobering and keeps me grounded as it reminds me of why I chose to be a photographer in the first place.
I just photographed Melinda & David‘s wedding this past weekend. David’s mother is ill, so his father stayed back to care for her.
Not having his parents present was heartbreaking to many people, but the wedding day was still a great celebration of love and God’s faithfulness to Melinda and Dave and their family. And thank God for internet, iPads and skype. They skyped during the ceremony and part of the reception.
As I’m looking through their wedding photos, there are many fun and beautiful moments and portraits. But this photo of them skyping with his father touches my heart the most. It’s priceless.
Here are more photos from their wedding.