Photo Credit: Tonya Beaver Photography
Why We Love It: We love these candid, emotional reactions when the bride’s brother, who was serving in the military, made a surprise appearance!
From the photographer: "I started off with the girls getting ready. I’m in the bedroom of the hotel setting up a dress shot when I can hear a knock on the hotel door. I’m paying attention but still doing what I’m doing for my shot, and I hear a bridesmaid say “I don’t know…it’s some man”. I pop my head in to see what’s going on, and I see a man in uniform and my bride in tears of joy. She’s saying 'I can’t believe this! I can’t believe you made it!' There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Weddings are a lot of hard work, and the emotional toll it takes on me to always be on is tough. But it’s moments like that I get to experience with sweet brides that mean the world to me…it’s just priceless."