It’s Almost Mother’s Day! Let’s All Weep At These Photos of Philly Brides & Their Beautiful Mamas

As you might imagine, I see a lot of wedding photos, basically—well, no, literally—five days a week every week, but despite that, I am happy to report that I can still get choked up at the loveliest of them. (Yay for not being desensitized!)

Among the ones that inevitably get me the most with each wedding I see are the parent ones. Pretty much any beautifully captured moment between a mom or dad and their about-to-get-hitched-kid, whether it’s joyful or touching, can bring a tear—and most of the time, I don’t even know these people!

So we figured with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, today was as good a day as any to gaze upon some pics of mothers and daughters, if for no other reason than a wedding day is such a special day in the relationship between a girl and her mom. Enjoy this roundup from some talented local photogs—and look forward to the day when you’ll have some shots like these of you and your mama.

Jessie’s mother wishing her well before her wedding at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster. Photo by Hoffer Photography.

Bride Josie and her mom at her parents’ home in South Philly, just before her wedding. Photo by Andrew Graham Todes Photography.

Judith’s mom Mindy dries a few of her tears before she walks down the aisle, as featured in our Picture of the Week. Photo by Asya Photography.

Heather and her mother at the Wayne Hotel. Photo by Peach Pear Plum Photography.

Mother of the bride Cynthia gives her daughter Donielle a big hug as Donielle prepares for her wedding day at Normandy Farms.  Photo by Rebecca Barger.

Abby and her mom take a moment before she walks down the aisle to remember the bride’s late father, as featured in our Picture of the Week. Photo by Ashley Bartoletti.

Little Anna helps her mom Genna get ready for her Big Day, as featured in our Picture of the Week. Photo by Philip Gabriel Photography.

Delilah’s mother and sister break out in to a happy dance after getting a first look at her in her dress. Photo by Melissa Kelly.

During her wedding day preparations at the Four Seasons, bride Amy pauses for a moment with her mom, Harriet and grandmother Marsha. Photo by Rebecca Barger.

Molly’s mom walking her down the aisle. Photo by Hoffer Photography.

Tina and her mom Rose at the Hotel Monaco the morning of Tina’s wedding. Photo by M2 Photo.

Erica and her mother Marcy at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. Photo by Philip Gabriel Photography.

Lauren’s mother looks at her as she prepares for her wedding at the Loews Hotel. Photo by Hoffer Photography.

Pia and her mother at the family farm where Pia got married that day. Photo by Peach Pear Plum Photography.

Mother of the bride Flossie smiles at her daughter Elizabeth as she helps place her veil during Elizabeth’s wedding day preparation at The Omni. Photo by Rebecca Barger.

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