A heartfelt blessing Seriously, it's moments like these that make the whole photography en-devour worth its pursuits.
It is a common practiced tradition amongst the Orthodox Jewish communities of the world to have parents of both bride and groom, bless the groom on his wedding day. Typically it happens just moments before the ceremony.
The father here just couldn't let his son go. He hugged and kissed him while murmuring his heartfelt blessings. The emotion here is as real as it get. Surely the images going through both of their minds eye are where all the moments they shared together as a father and son, all the way up until this very moment!
Location: Lake Terrace, NJ 1690 Oak St, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Filename: chopp genuth-0001.jpg.