36 Emotional Groom Reaction Photos


I believe wholeheartedly that on your wedding day, you should make connections not photographs. Don't get me wrong, I love delicate lace gowns and soft peony bouquets as much as the next wedding photographer, but it's the connections - the real, raw, emotional moments - that I love to capture the most. On a wedding day, that moment often happens when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. 

I think Jane from 27 dresses said it best: "You know how the bride makes her entrance and everybody turns to look at her? That’s when I look at the groom. Cause his face says it all you know? The pure love there." That is certainly the case with these grooms! From intimate first looks to emotional gazes down the aisle, these photographs of grooms seeing their bride for the first time are guaranteed to make you tear up!

All of the photographs in this gallery were taken by Atlanta wedding photographer Lauren Wright.


Hello, lovely! I am an Atlanta wedding photographer who specializes in providing an authentic, uncomplicated wedding photography experience to couples who love classic, romantic images. I offer FREE TRAVEL to weddings in the continental US, so if you're planning a wedding in Atlanta or in another city, I'd love to chat with you! Visit my portfolio to view more of my work, or visit the contact page to discuss how I can be part of your wedding.