Why I Love This Image
This Wicksteed Park wedding photo is a perfect example of why I love staying on beyond a couple’s first dance. Once wedding guests have had a few drinks, it’s time to let their hair down and get uninhibited on the dance floor.
Being a documentary wedding photographer I normally blend unobtrusively into the background of a wedding day. However, during the evening reception, I love to put a flash on my camera and get right into the middle of the dance floor. I find this puts the viewer right in the moment and also captures the mood and atmosphere of the funky celebrations – as here during Tanya and Steve’s wedding in Northamptonshire.
More Wicksteed Park Wedding Dance Floor Craziness
Part of the signature look for my wedding photography is using a flash technique called shutter drag during the evening. In essence this captures the feel and frenzy of the evening, with lots of 3 blur and streaks of light. I find this is the most realistic way of capturing the atmosphere from the evening.
If Bruce Gilden Did Wedding Photography
The inspiration for this kind of close-up flash photography during the evening reception is inspired by iconic street photographer Bruce Gilden. Being a passionate street photographer myself I like to these kind of images are how Bruce Gilden wedding photography would look if he did it.
This isn’t the first time I’ve got such a wedding photo of some dance floor mayhem. I got a similar image during Maria and Peter’s wedding at Rowton Castle in Shropshire, a year or two before.
Let’s Have a Chat About Your Awesome Wedding Plans
So you love my natural and candid approach to wedding photography and would want similar for you own wedding story, then I’d love to chat with you about your plans. I’ll even buy you a coffee (or something stronger, if you prefer) when we meet to chat further.
Just send me some details of your wedding via my contact page. Or alternatively simply give me a call on 07920 422144.contact me