This choreographed first dance at Château Le Parc was by far the most beautiful first dance I have ever documented in my whole wedding photography career.
When the wedding reception started, the bride and groom entered the event space and they started doing their first dance. Initially it was a fast paced dance accompanied by moves a live band and entertainers. After a few minutes, the newlyweds started a slow, romantic dance and about 30 seconds into that each of them went to a corner of the dance floor and it looked to the guests and wedding photographers that they were arguing. However, the beautiful bride told me during the cocktail hour about this moment and she asked them to keep shooting because they were not really arguing.
Often a few seconds of strong hand movements, the brides started running towards the groom, jumped in the groom lifted her in the air, exactly like in the movie Dirty Dancing.
Unfortunately, in this beautiful moment one of the guests, eager to get his killer shot and to posted on instagram, jumped straight into my lens, which caused me to miss the shot. This is very unfortunate for the couple because their guests are in such a beautiful moment. Also, the photographer seriously bumped his head into my massive Canon 85 1.2 mm lens which weighs about 1 kg.
Some couples, to avoid this kind situations ask their guests to refrain from taking photographs because that is the reason why we are there: to immortalize moments for the bride and groom. It is the guests job to enjoy themselves rather than take photos on the big day.
In post processing I debated a lot if I should remove the guests had from the frame or leave it. On the one hand I want this picture to be a reminder for everyone to be cautious during the wedding day second on the other hand, the image will look unfinished so I decided to crop the intruder out of the photograph.
Location: 1745 Langstaff Rd, Concord, ON L4K 2H2.