Most first dance photographs will be captured from a guest-free side of the dancefloor. So, for a different take, the photographer might try moving around to the other side so the guests are in the background. This way, the ‘paparazzi’ are included in the shot. This results in a fun image that really tells a story.
Most images are captured from eye level, so for a unique perspective, your photographer might well take to their knees. This results in a photograph that truly stands out. It will also capture the ceiling – often one of the most dramatic parts of the room, yet one often overlooked.
Slowing the shutter speed is also a technique that can be used to create an eye-catching image. This causes slight blurring, which captures on film the movement of the people on the dancefloor. Blurring other dancers, while bringing the couple into sharp focus, can really have an impact.
Some photographers may also use editing software to play with the images. The happy couple could be featured in full colour, for example, against a black and white background.
Above all, it’s important to achieve a clear, uncluttered image and to capture on camera the newlyweds sharing a loving look.
If any of the above ideas really appeal to you, make sure you discuss them with us at Matthew Rycraft Photography.
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