First Dance / Rewind

The last of the Rewind mini-series is all about the first dance! If you haven't seen it before, Rewind is a look back at some of my favourite photos from moments of a wedding day.

I LOVE capturing the first dance! Every couple approach it differently, but after enjoying your wedding day it's that moment of just two people celebrating what's taken place with all their friends and family in attendance.

Up tempo music, or slow, shy or confident, there's always something to document, a moment or two that I aim for that signifies what's happened. You might notice a change in technique in these photos. Often taking place at night I start using flashes over natural light, which in turn gives a different look. I also tend to shoot towards the guests, to provide some context and expressions.

So, if it's Helen and Sammy with friends clapping in celebration or Katherine and Calum surrounded (literally) by friends, I love these kind of photos! This often isn't the end of my shooting, I keep going well into the party which is a great way to round off the photo collection!


Lee Maxwell is a Devon wedding photographer, available for weddings across the UK and abroad. Say hello and get in contact to check availability.