The first dance is always a nervous time for the bride and groom. Over the past year, I've seen an increasing amount of brides and grooms inviting the guests up halfway through the dance. This I think takes the focus off them.
The first dance is a wonderful part of the wedding day, steeped in tradition. It's there to signify the official opening of the dancing on the evening and in early days was considered a fertility ceremony. The handing of a bride from her father to her husband.
For me , as a photographer, it either goes one of two ways. The bride and Groom do the shuffle. Where they stay together and literally sway. Photography wise, this is hard to capture, it like a constant hug. The other way is when the bride and groom really get into the swing of things and show some real emotion and some fun.
Now that gives me some interesting emotion to capture. I've had everything from the real slim shady to the loving songs of Ed Sheeran. Yet no one has ever taken on the time warp! now that would be a first dance worth capturing........ Challenge anyone?
A wedding is all about capturing emotion. The father of the bride dance give a real opportunity for just that. That proud mum in the background.
If you're interested in me capturing your first dance, along with the rest of your beautiful wedding day, then drop me a line.