Albert & Ashley Photo by Hillary Ferguson

The Big Day: Reactions

The groom’s priceless face when the bride appears at the end of the aisle, the pop of a champagne bottle, a meant-for-your-ears-only story that the maid of honor decides to spill to the whole congregation during a toast. The big day will bring a plethora of surprises. The spontaneous moments of discovery and dismay are often the ones that stick with us most from the blur of faces, speeches, and food of the big, beautiful day. If we’re lucky, the photographer will be ready with their camera to capture those moments as they happen, and before they’re gone.

Rio & Jeff Photo by Emma Parker

Rajaa & Badri Photo by Amy Tannenbaum

Rachel & Kyle Photo by Kimberly Potterf Photography