Professionalwedding photographersregularly witnesspowerful displays of loveandemotionas part of their job. So when the person behind the camera starts crying, you know there’s some seriously sentimental stuff unfolding before their eyes.
We asked photogs to share with us a wedding moment that moved them to tears. Below, 21 poignant images and the beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories behind them.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.