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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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz July 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

This is so cute! I love it!


2 Nolie July 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Gorgeous photos Janice. I totally would have hired you for my wedding if we lived in the same city and not across country from one another.


3 heather July 5, 2014 at 10:49 pm

These photographs are so beautiful. I love photography.


4 Kathy stevenson July 6, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Those pictures are gorgeous! I wish my girls were able to be flower girls.


5 vickie couturier July 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

how beautiful they are love the looks of both


6 Corinna July 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm

What a wonderful keepsake for them on such a significant and special day! I agree that flower girls are so cute that they almost, but not quite, steal the show. I’d love to have a vow renewal with my husband and include my 2 daughters since they weren’t even a thought when we were married. It’s one way to keep them babies since they’re growing so quickly.


7 Taryn July 8, 2014 at 8:54 pm

These photos are stunning! That flower girl is perfect.


8 Angela Saver July 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I love flower girls too. My 7-year-old sister was my flower girl & it was pretty special to me for her to be able to do it for us! It’s super cool for a daughter to be her mom’s flower girl!



9 Bailey Dexter July 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Wow, great pictures what a nice keepsake!


10 Jeanna July 11, 2014 at 9:20 am

This is beautiful!


11 Helga July 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Those are lovely photos. Very personal and artistic.


12 Rebecca Parsons July 14, 2014 at 1:14 am

Such a beautiful moment, and i too love the bond of mother and daughter in moment like this you can see how special it is.


13 meagan bs July 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

my daughter was our flower girl at my wedding too, it loved it, she was perfect and so beautiful, we also got some great mother daughter photos.


14 kathy dalton July 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

Pictures are worth a 1000 words.. I love phoography


15 anne August 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Beautiful and natural photos.


16 Kimberly August 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Beautiful photos! They are lucky to have you as their wedding photographer!


17 Judy August 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

Everything is beautiful!


18 vickie couturier August 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I have some precious pictures of my daughter an I before her wedding,she was so beautiful,,it was a special moment for us


19 latanya August 23, 2014 at 6:56 am

Those are such beautiful pictures!


20 Angela Saver August 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

These are really beautiful pictures, & so neat she can share that with her daughter!


21 Andee August 26, 2014 at 12:32 am

How sweet is the picture of her buttoning up her mother’s dress?!


22 anne hill August 26, 2014 at 8:52 am

love the gowns!


23 Arena Thompson August 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

Gorgeous gorgeous photography. And how special to get such pictures done!


24 Liz August 26, 2014 at 9:27 pm

So cute! Love this!


25 andrea v September 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

So lovely! I hope one day I’ll have a daughter but for now my two little boys keep us very busy.


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