Door 8: First Dance Symmetry
For the past week I’ve had the great pleasure of being Fujifilm UK’s featured photographer. Each day, they’ve posted a picture of mine on their social media accounts with a little info on how it was taken. This particular image featured on Tuesday’s Fujifilm Pic of the Day and is an old favourite of mine, which you may have seen on my portfolio or read about on a previous blog.
The moment is completely natural and shows the bride and groom having their first dance. The photograph was taken at Prior’s Tithe Barn – a stunning venue tucked away in Brockworth. With a ceiling and arched doorways, the venue made for the perfect opportunity to create symmetry across the image. For this image I aimed to throw the guests out of focus, having them form part of the background, and frame the couple in the distant doorway.
If you’ve read my blog in the past you may know that I originally posted this image as a black & white conversion. I’ve since had a radical (and completely out of character) change of heart – I prefer this colour version. Something about the colour just adds a level of additional separation between the couple and their guests. I also quite like the slightly pink tint that’s being added by the lights from the singer.
It’s a moment that, in my opinion, sums up that moment of calm that some couples experience after an incredible day during their first dance.