I bet you look good on the dance floor

The groomsmen, fresh after necking shots.

The groomsmen, fresh after necking shots.

I'm not blessed with any great rhythm, so the dance floor is not my usual hangout when at a party. If I am on the dance floor, I feel far more comfortable with a camera in hand, and I can go into my little invisible world and concentrate on documenting others having a great time. Here the fellas have had plenty to drink by now and are fresh from necking shots at the bar. What I love about this image is the contrast in expressions, especially the guy looking a little worse for wear. 

When shooting people and especially weddings, I prefer to use a wide-angle lens which means I have to get up close to fill the frame. What this does is help create an immersive image, one that you can feel part of. This same look and feel can't be achieved using a big zoom lens and shooting from a distance. Getting amongst it and being involved is a must. By this stage of the day, everyone is so used to having me around I can be up close and go unnoticed at the same time.  This approach will enable me to create and capture images that are more about the feelings of the day and not just pretty pictures. For me, that's the most important part of documenting, capturing how a moment felt.

Emma + James // Hedingham Castle Wedding Photography

Incredibly we had a chance of snow, but we got bright sunshine and blue skies for the most of it. A brilliant wedding day filled with love, laughter, hugs, a few tears, fantastic dancefloor moves and plenty of shots at the bar. Every box ticked. I've been kindly allowed to share the images so here is the beautiful Emma & James.

The Venues and Suppliers

Pannells Ash Barn - http://www.pannellsash.co.uk

Hedingham Castle - https://www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

The Compasses at Pattiswick - http://thecompassesatpattiswick.co.uk

Essex Wedding DJ's - https://www.essexweddingdjs.co.uk