First & Family Dance Goals And Must Haves

Throughout this chapter, we will run through a number of lighting scenarios for first and family dances, which are wedding reception staples. More specifically, we’ll discuss what you should be looking for in terms of creative angles, composition, and lighting while covering these dances. Some things might sound familiar, especially in terms of photographing for story.

We encourage photographers to capture events like first and family dances using wide, medium, and tight angles. Goals and must-haves will follow this formula because you want to take images that can be used to create albums and wall art that will sell. Therefore, the goals include showing the scene/environment and capturing emotions through close-up images of the subjects’ expressions.

The great news is that you should be able to cover these angles and use our lighting tips by yourself in case your team is small or non-existent!