I absolutely loved this mother son dance at Château Le Parc! The couple hired a live band and entertainment group for their big day and when the violinist and saxophone player started "You Raised Me Up" I got goosebumps. The father of the groom and several guests were tearing up during this song.
Photographs are by definition two dimensional and to create a sense of space and to add dimension to the image I use a technique called layering. By placing an element in the foreground, slightly out of focus, I able to frame my subject and to give the image a sense of space.
During the mother son dance, after taking the safe shots I tried to create something different. As such, I found a few crystals that were adorning the centrepieces and placed them in front of my lens. I waited for a beautiful moment to unfold and my patients was rewarded.
During the chorus of the song, the groom picked up his mom and started rotating her in the air. This difficult dance move, combined with the exquisite composition make the image stand out. The fact that the mom is laughing out loud during this moment increases the value of this image.
Location: 1745 Langstaff Rd, Concord, ON L4K 2H2.