Weddings

17 Times Wedding Photographers Captured Raw, Beautiful Emotion

They knew they had something special.
09/09/2015 07:46pm ET | Updated September 9, 2015

Wedding photographers may be behind the camera all night long, but that doesn't mean they're immune to the powerful emotions of the day.

We recently asked photogs to share with us the most moving wedding moment they've ever witnessed. Check out their selections below and read on to find out what made these shots so sentimental.

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<a href="http://www.annadelores.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Anna Delores Photography</a>
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<a href="http://weddingsbyjenn.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Jenn Tai</a>
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<a href="http://www.brethurston.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Bre Thurston</a>
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<a href="http://aguyandagirlphotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">A Guy and A Girl Photography</a>
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<a href="http://www.tlbsllc.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Three Little Birds Studio</a>
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<a href="http://www.delsolphotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Matt Adcock - Del Sol Photography</a>
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<a href="http://www.laurazastrow.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Laura Zastrow Photography</a>
"The bride, Kelsey, planned a special moment for her dad to see her for the first time on her wedding day. While I photographed the two of them, her mom tried to stay out of my way. But when I saw her excitement, I knew I had to capture it." - Laura Zastrow
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<a href="http://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Lisa Robinson Photography</a>
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<a href="http://www.vesic.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Vesic Photography</a>
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<a href="http://www.knightweddings.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Knight Weddings</a>
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<a href="http://www.brianmullinsphotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Brian Mullins Photography</a>
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<a href="http://allebachphotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Allebach Photography</a>
"The father of the bride passed away shortly before the wedding day. So the bride did a dance with her brothers and uncles." - Mike Allebach
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<a href="http://www.dreamingtreestudios.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Dreaming Tree Studios</a>
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<a href="http://harwellphotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Harwell Photography</a>
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<a href="http://duyhophotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Duy Ho Photography</a>
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<a href="http://www.traceybuyce.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Tracey Buyce Photography</a>
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<a href="http://www.katiekaizerphotography.com/" data-ylk="subsec:paragraph;itc:0;cpos:__RAPID_INDEX__;pos:__RAPID_SUBINDEX__;elm:context_link">Katie Kaizer Photography</a>

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