These Small Moments : Roanoke VA Wedding Photographer


Tara Lilly Photography


The above image I took about two years ago but I keep coming back to it. You know why? Because it’s one of those small moments, the moments that make my heart happy and I photograph for.

This one in particular is the moment right before a groom (in this case, Jay) was about to see his soon-to-be wife (Donna).

Below is another one of Stephanie getting ready to see Dave, her husband-to-be, in just mere minutes:

It’s one of my favorite moments — when the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day. It’s one of those moments that doesn’t need words or explanation, it’s clear to see the emotion and what each one is thinking. And by golly it’s a life changing moment isn’t it? Two people, with the love and support of their family and friends, gather to make a commitment to one another. They gather to tell everyone they know: I love this person and I want to be with them all of my days.

There’s no doubt these small moments are worth their weight in gold, if not completely more. And I truly believe small moments like these build the chapters in life.