I think of this as the Charleston moment, that wasn’t. From memory now, this song was Jack Johnson, I think, perhaps, maybe. Whatever the song, the moment has boundless energy, raises a smile and perfectly reflects this bride’s charisma. There are a couple of vantage points I try to assume during the dancing. If the band’s lights are directionally faced outwards (unusual but it does occur sometimes), bingo, I’m across the room, looking right back fighting the exposure compensation dial for a slice of light to either silhouette or rim light the dancers. On this occasion at Notley Abbey, my back is facing the band and disco, light was at an absolute premium and I employed some flash to record a handful of important reaction record shots. Strictly speaking would I have preferred to tap into an available light source? Yes, but sometimes it simply isn’t there, and as much as I champion available light shooting, I wasn’t about to miss what was unfolding before me for the World.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WEDDING VENUE: Notley Abbey
SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk3, EF24mm, F3.5, 1/125, ISO 4000