Photographer Skips Taking Photos of Bride Walking Down Aisle When He Spots Look on Son's Face


Y’all. I have a confession. I love watching grooms cry.

I’m definitely that girl who cries at weddings. Sometimes more than the bride.

I just think seeing a man’s love for his soon-to-be wife well up in such a way is the sweetest thing. It’s emotional. It’s beautiful. Dear Future Husband, please take note.

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I know that I would’ve been ugly crying if I had witnessed what photographer Paul Woo captured on Sept. 4, 2016.

It was Tearra and Bryant’s wedding day so it was bound to be an emotional day.

Tearra’s bridesmaids prayed over her. Her mother helped her get ready. Everything leading up her walk down the aisle showed Tearra how much support she had in her marriage.

When your girls are excited to see you in your dress.

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Bryant was excitedly waiting for his bride at the end of the aisle. This is the moment I usually reach for my tissues.

As Woo got ready to capture Tearra’s iconic bridal moment, he noticed something. Something that he knew was more important to capture.

Tearra’s then 5-year-old son, Bryson, was also waiting at the end of the aisle.

As soon as he saw his mother, he wasn’t able to hold back his tears. In the picture captured by Woo, he can even be seen leaning forward to get a better glimpse of her.

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The contrast of his bright suit from the groomsmen’s behind him makes this captured moment even more powerful.

Woo told Popsugar, “I was solo shooting this wedding, and this moment was difficult because I was secretly bawling behind the camera and had to prioritize this moment over the bride coming down the aisle.”

That was a good call. Tearra will cherish this photograph of her baby forever.

Don’t worry, Woo also captured a photo of Tearra walking down the aisle. But he knew that this sweet, raw moment “was THE moment.”

Now, excuse me while I try to wipe up the tears currently streaming down my face. I think a few sobbing emojis would appropriate here.

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Kayla has been a staff writer for The Western Journal since 2018.
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