The moment when the groom sees his bride walking down the aisle will always be a must-have photo, but for me, my favourite time is when the father-daughter first look happens.

The prep is all over, and with the bridesmaids, ushered away, the first look between Father and Daughter has me beaming from ear to ear, not to mention one of the most powerfully emotional parts of the day.

The first look is one of those moments where the Father will let his guard down and all those emotions will come flooding out.

By ushering out everyone from the room will encourage that split second tender moment that I love to capture even with the hardest of Fathers. They always give in to the moment, and it is glorious.

It’s easy to get caught up in the fast pace of the big day, but taking a first look photo with your father can help you relax and feel a little less anxious before the wedding begins, plus it can be very symbolic since it’s a longstanding tradition for the father and bride to share a moment before the ceremony.

I simply love this moment.

Swiftly followed by all the bridesmaids to pick you up again.

Nottingham based Wedding Photographer and Video who also dabbles in family portraits when he is not shooting weddings, head on over to his family portfolio for a nosy.