First Dance Moments
As a Wedding Photographer, I get invited to share some really intimate moments with my clients.
One of those moments is during their First Dance as Husband and Wife. I usually take one or two traditional/looking at the camera type pictures of this event, then step back and let them enjoy the moment. They–OK, the Bride–has been planning this moment for quite a long time, carefully selecting the music, deciding when or if others will join in, etc. so really, I find it best to step back and let things unfold naturally. After the first few seconds, most couples tend to totally forget they are the center of attention–and that is when you can get some magical pictures. These are sometimes my favorite moments of the day.
Part of the reason I think I enjoy photographing weddings so much is that even though the elements are similar, each couple is very different. And I think that can especially be seen during the First Dance–each couple has a different way of relating to each other, and that is really evident in the way they dance together and in the music they choose. Some people are more playful, some are more serious. Some people have highly choreographed dances, some people just hang out and sway. That is what is magical.
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