There are some moments that can be reasonably predicted, then there are others that come as a complete surprise to both wedding couple and photographer alike. Staying vigilant to see and capture unexpected moments of emotion is mentally exhausting, but well worth the effort when it results in photos that capture true emotion and not just forced smiles.
In this case, the bride’s sudden burst of tears as she embraced her parents was completely unexpected. Moments later she was again completely composed. Her outward display of emotions lasted just a few seconds. But I was in position to capture the memory for a lifetime.