Father’s Day is on the way, so we had to share 36 heartwarming event photos for the occasion. From milestone Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and birthdays to once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebrations, these dads shared the most precious moments with their kids — and luckily, some of our favorite photographers were there to capture every fleeting moment.
1. Alain Martinez Photography
A Very Proud Dad
We love the pride and joy on this father’s face as we walks his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.
2. Andrew Weeks Photography
Not All Superheros Wear Capes
Little boys often want to grow up to be “just like dad” and we love how this image shows how nurturing that relationship can be.
3. Apollo Fotografie
The Dance of a Lifetime
This photo exudes warms and tenderness and we don’t need to see this dad’s daughter to know she’s beaming too.
4. Areeg Spencer
Getting Ready for His Little Girl
This dad-to-be is clearly enjoying a baby shower quiz aimed at exploring what he and his bride will be like as parents; it bodes well that they’re in agreement already.
5. ArtVesta Studio
Wrapped in Love
This warm hug from father to son says it all from “I’m proud of you” to “You’re going to be a wonderful husband.”
A Day Full of Bliss
This dad happily greets friends and family while donning his best Scottish finery — clearly enjoying every moment of walking his daughter down the aisle.
7. Cage and Aquarium
You Never Outgrow Your Dad
It starts when dads teach their sons to tie their shoes and comes full circle when they teach them how to tie their wedding day bow tie. We love that this moment was beautifully captured.
8. Caitlin Hamilton Photography
There to Lend a Helping Hand
Loving fathers never stop being supportive — whether it’s lending a listening ear or a helping hand. We adore this pair’s lighthearted expressions that tell you what their relationship is like.
9. Carasco Photography
He’ll Always Have Her Back
Loving dads know when to let their daughter take center stage — while always being close by to lend support and affection.
10. Cheers Babe Photo
You Can’t Beat a Dad Joke
Ah, dad jokes — we all know them well; they live at the intersection of a smile and a cringe. We love how this image captures the loving lightheartedness of this father-daughter relationship.
11. Duke Images
Greeting His Soon-to-Be Son
This image depicts one of the most heart-rending and heartwarming moments of every father’s life: handing his daughter’s hand to her spouse-to-be (and handing off many of his fatherly duties in the process).
12. EDLT Photography
Offering Support By Her Side
We can’t get enough of beaming fathers walking beautiful aisles with their even-more-beautiful daughters and this one makes us smile.
13. Francis Ralph Potograpiya
A Meaningful Glance Before Her Romance
This glance is packed with love and affection and we love how the daughter’s face is dreamily lit, allowing this father’s crisp, wistful expression to center the image.
14. Fred Marcus Studio
Words From Dad to His Daughters
While we don’t know exactly what’s being said in this father-to-daughter Bat Mitzvah speech, we know that it’s full of love and playful ribbing — and it makes us smile.
15. Gruber Photographers
Fathers of the Brides
The only thing better than one sweet father-daughter dance is two touching, simultaneous father-daughter dances. We love how these brides included their dads in their big day.
16. J Lauryn Photography
Dad’s Got the Dance Moves
He’s still got it! This image perfectly captures the joy of watching a dad tear up the dance floor, full of fun and happiness over adding one more person to his festive family — and hearing his fave jam.
17. JAYLim Studio
The Groom’s Number 1 Fan
Sigh. This image is everything we love about father-son bonding. This pair looks as if they’re walking through the mist as dad imparts life lessons, before his son heads out onto the field of adult life as a husband.
18. Jen Philips Photography
Here We Go
This dad is about to take the first step of the longest walk of this life — escorting his daughter down the aisle to her beloved. You can almost hear him asking her, “Are you ready?”
19. Jennifer Clapp Photography
This father-daughter duo are intent, looking forward at the rest of their lives with confidence and trust in each other as she marries her love.
20. Jennings King Photography
Here Comes the Cutest Duo
The only thing sweeter than this father’s halting smile as he gives his little girl away is her absolute beaming grin. This image perfectly captures their of-the-moment emotions.
21. Jim Vetter Photography
An Emotional First Look
We’re all familiar with that magical first-look moment when the bride appears in all of her finery, shining like a beacon. But this moment is a less captured one — when a dad sees his daughter as a bride (and perhaps as a woman) for the very first time.
22. Justin Hankins
All Smiles Down This Aisle
Here’s another walk down the aisle that makes us smile. We adore how this father shows such a mix of happy and bittersweet emotion so clearly, while his daughter beams.
23. Kelly Hornberger Photography
Unconditional Love That Shows
This one image tells us everything we need to know about this fun-loving dad-daughter duo. In it we can see years of her coaxing him into being silly — and him giving in every time.
24. LaCour Images
Pinch Me Moments Caught on Camera
This lucky father got not only the opportunity for a first look but also a moment to hold hands with his daughter and affirm his love for her before she enters the next chapter of her life.
25. Lynette Boyle Photography
A Bond That Can’t be Broken
We’re pretty sure that this proud, stoic father probably broke down multiple times as he watched his daughter get married then shared a sweet dance with her.
26. Michael Jurick Photography
An Exchange of Inside Jokes
This beautifully-captured image portrays a fun father-son dynamic that the groom’s mom clearly appreciates; she grins nearby giving them space to crack each other up.
27. Nastasia Mora Photography
Forever Dad and Daughter
This dad is watching every delicate step as he walks his much-loved daughter down the aisle. You can tell that he’s a father you can count on.
28. Nicee Martin Photo & Design
Savoring the Moment
It’s clear that this dad will always be there to lift his son up — whether it’s a very literal lift as depicted here or more of an emotional pick-me-up.
29. Rebecca Marie Photography
Beaming With Pride
We could not love this more. The two brides steal a tender look with each other before walking the aisle with their supportive fathers.
30. Roey Yohai Studios
Dad Knows Best
We’ll bet that this dad has some life wisdom to offer — and offer it he will, with a side of silliness and love.
31. Romy Modlin Photography
When His Boy Became a Man
A Bar Mitzvah is an especially moving moment for a young man — and so is the celebration where he gets to hear kudos and compliments from his friends and heartwarming words from his family, like this proud dad offers here.
32. Robert Hacman Photography
A Joy Ride For His Bride
This bride allows her dad to take the wheel one more time as she heads to the altar to say “I do” and he’s clearly relishing the moment.
33. Studio Opia
Holding Back Happy Tears
This father may be too choked up to actually dance, which makes this moment all the more worth capturing.
34. Stohr-ee Events
‘Most Enthusiastic Dad’ Award
We have never seen a more enthusiastic walk down the aisle. This dad’s happy, fun energy is palpable and gives us — and his daughter and guests — big grins.
35. Sugar Free Studio
His Face Says it All
Another first look. Another proud father. Another beautifully-captured moment. We truly cannot get enough. And we love how the dad is the focus here as the bride will be soon enough.
36. The Picture Cottage
Daddy’s Little Girl is Grown
This father pauses for a moment to express his gratefulness for the beauty and love of his daughter. His show of love is so moving.