Favourite Frames – Granny On The Dance Floor
One of the main reasons for starting this series of “Favourite Frames” blog posts was to showcase some of the less obvious moments that I love to capture on the wedding day. Of course, I’m there to record the big set piece moments of the day during the ceremony, speeches and first dance in a creative way, but there are also so many other stories to tell, and impossible for the bride and groom to experience it all, let alone remember every epic moment. I want my couples to be able to look back at their pictures and relive the day they experienced, but I also want to be the proverbial fly on the wall, telling the story through my eyes and also the day as it was experienced by parents, grandparents, guests and kids.
Photographically, what I love about the shot above is how almost every face in the frame is visible, the expressions are great and everyones’ attention is focussed on the two ladies spinning around on the dance floor. Getting this kind of separation within the shot isn’t always possible, but when it works, it creates so much more interest in the shot. I’ve pushed the camera settings to the limit here too, but the ability to shoot with only the available light in the marquee means that the effects created by the DJ’s lights are not overpowered by my use of flash. The latest cameras I use, and their ability to focus in low light, mean that I’m able to capture the feeling of what it was like to be there in that moment.