Evening Wedding Photography
… better get this party started.
I know you just sang that. I did a chair dance too!
This part of the day (like most of the rest of it!) is all about capturing natural photos of everyone enjoying themselves and having fun.
There’s usually a bit of time between dinner and your first dance. Oddly, it’s the only part of a wedding that doesn’t have a name. Let’s call it ‘twixhour’ – because who doesn’t love a Twix.
During twixhour, you might enjoy a balmy summer evening with coffee and cake outside, indulge in a dessert table or try every flavour at the ice cream cart. Or maybe you’ll compete in a highly competitive game of drunken rounders or make a human pyramid. Whatever you’re up to, it’s time for you to chill out for a while -and for me to capture relaxed photos showing a different side of your guests as they let their hair down.
The dancefloor is calling
Before you know it, everyone will be cheering you for your first dance. Whether you’re gritting your teeth through a simple shuffle, lapping up a money dance, being bound together with streamers or performing an all-out choreographed routine to rival Strictly, I’ll capture it exactly as it happens.
And at this point, the choice is yours…
You can end your photos with your first dance. Or you can…
Upgrade your Uptown Funk with photos of your evening party
Planning to show your band which wedding busts the best moves? Expecting your mates to carve up the dance-floor whilst wearing their ties on their heads? Placing bets on who’ll be first to start the conga?
Then you’ll need
bribe material photographic evidence.
This is a great opportunity to capture your guests at their most relaxed. Because after a few raspberry gins, even the most camera-conscious wallflower will be begging to have their photo taken.
After everyone has been sitting down for a couple of hours for the meal and speeches, there’s a LOT of pent-up energy (and alcohol) to be expended.
A final flourish
Every wedding album needs a big finish.
And if you choose to have evening photos, yours is going to be seriously wow.
We could end with a dramatic nighttime portrait or whatever sensational send-off you’re planning to end the day with – sparklers, fireworks, a fireman’s lift…
It’s gonna be gRe@t.