A Bride and Her Daughter

by Janice

Flower girls are one of my favorite parts of a wedding.


I simply adore everything about flower girls and ring bearers, even if they might be a little wild during the ceremony and the photo sessions. Just more cuteness to me!

In fact, when I got married, I had a photo shoot three weeks before my wedding with my three year old flower girl. I knew the images I wanted to get with her and I knew that on my wedding day that there wouldn’t be enough time and she would be too overwhelmed.

My favorite photos from my wedding are those shots I did with her — three weeks before my actual wedding day!

Now, seventeen years later, my six year old daughter is jealous of those photos on my wall of me with a little girl who looks like she could also be my daughter. My Olivia wants to be in them! But, since I was married long before my Olivia arrived on the scene, having her as my flower girl was not a possibility.

So this past weekend, when I photographed a wedding here in Vancouver, BC, I was over the moon with the chance to photograph a bride and her flower girl, who is her eight year old daughter.


The two of them are so close. Their connection is strong and tender — and as beautiful as they are. It was an honour to capture it.




Yes, flower girls are simply divine. And when the flower girl is the daughter of the bride, I am in photographic heaven.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Janice is a Vancouver based family and wedding photographer at Janice Croze Photography.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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