I adore this image. I took it at Sonia & Rob's incredible Indian-Fusion wedding at Colshaw Hall back in October I love it so much that I made it my website front page. The whole day was utterly epic from beginning to end but during the evening reception they had booked UK Modus (the most fantastic Dhol players I've ever heard) to play Bangra sets for them and their guests. The dance floor was electric, it was jam-packed, the atmosphere was buzzing and the music was insane!
I decided that I wanted to portray that atmosphere in my images, so I slowed down my shutter speed to capture some motion blur and I got right in on the dance floor action which I always do because that's where I can get the best results! This image is in no way perfect, it's not even in focus, but sharpness is a bourgeois concept and I don't care. It's vibrant. It's different and I like different. I like that I feel this image rather than just see it. If I was the bride I would have this printed huge on my wall.
I worked with some amazing talent that day, Love Luella Photography assisted me, Hannah Williamson Flowers did the beautiful floral designs, RTP Films were so much fun and produced the most amazing wedding film and the Colshaw Hall staff were just perfection!
Being a Documentary Wedding photographer means that I get to create art every time I am at a wedding. Yes I capture moments, but I also love getting really creative too. If you decide you'd love a documentary approach to your wedding give me a shout because I would love to hear all your plans and join you on the most amazing ride of your life!
Documentary Wedding Photography by Louise Jacob