Wedding Photo Musts: The First Dance

The first dance of the bride and groom is obviously a big deal. The song they dance to will be their special song forever. It will be played on anniversaries and bring the two back to their wedding day. That is, because for a moment, the couple were able to express their love in a romantic way with actions rather than words in front of the people in their lives. It is their moment alone together where they can just enjoy the romance and the thrill of the union they just made without having to having to express any words of their own. They will remember the details of that moment for the rest of their lives. The bride and groom first dance is magical and it deserves to be captured in photos and optimally on film as well.

There are many perspectives to capture this moment. You can get a shot of the bride and groom first dance against the background of the crowd to show the love of everyone in attendance of their wedding. Or, you can take a photo angled above or below the couple as to get the atmosphere of wedding reception, but capture only the two. That captures the feeling of the newlyweds sharing their first dance wrapped up in the moment where they only see each other. You can also get the tender moments between the bride and groom during the first dance, such as when the groom dips his bride, when he takes her hand to begin the dance or when they take a moment to simply hug each other.


For more wedding photo musts, check out:

the groom’s first look

the father of the bride’s first look

the blindfolded kiss before the ceremony

the bride’s something blue

the bride and groom holding hands before the ceremony

the first kiss as husband and wife

wedding photos with grandparents

the wedding ceremony recessional

the bridesmaids

the ring bearer and flower girl


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  • Anto - December 1, 2015 - 5:44 am

    Interesting article and beautiful pictures.
    As a dane instructor I usually only think in terms of what the guess are seeing are seeing but I must remember the cameras too!

  • larissa - August 26, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, these pictures are beautiful! I think that all of these capture the emotions and happiness behind the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing, I have been looking for something like this for quite some time!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - October 31, 2016 - 11:05 am

    You make great points about the first dance. The couple can express their feelings with actions, enjoy the moment, and it makes a great photograph, just as you shared.ReplyCancel

  • Bridal Expo & Trade Show - November 4, 2016 - 12:03 am


    Amazing article and amazing pictures have been posted by you.

    The topic of your article is so unique and interesting. As far as weddings are concerned, dance is the most important aspect of it. There is no wedding in this world i.e. completed without dance.
    The wedding begins and ends with dance only.

    But wedding dance of the couple is quite different and epic part of the marriage.Since the beginning of the 21st Century, the trends in First Dance has been changed once again. Regardless of a couple’s culture, ethnicity, religion or gender, either partner can initiate the dance and lead the way.Nowadays it is also considered as a symbolic of the couple’s acceptance of each other as equal partners and the beginning of their new life together as one.

    I am really thankful to you for your article and the information you shared.

    Thank You ! Keep posting! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brian - December 9, 2016 - 6:25 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos! The first dance picture is an absolute must. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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