Chris and Debra: First Dance

Phoenix Wedding Photographer

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Just a little sneak peak at Chris and Debra’s wedding from this past Saturday. At this moment they are enjoying a wonderfully relaxing trip to Jamaica and I have to say…that sounds awesome right about now. I’m sure they are loving it!

These two had a busy, busy day and I think their first dance was a moment they probably relaxed a little and started really enjoying themselves. The intense schedule for the day involved two different off-site shoots and a lot of walking at one of them. Exhausting I’m sure, especially for a bride who only slept four hours.

I loved this simple little dance floor. Cool little lights on the frame, giant hanging globes…was fun to shoot.

As for this photo, I have to give credit to other wedding photographers out there like Melissa Jill for passing on their tips and tricks for shooting the dance floor. A single speedlite on a lightstand in the back, one on-camera diffused. I decided to shoot this direction because of the light still barely visible in the west from the setting sun. I was using a borrowed 16-35mm 2.8 lens L lens and wow…that lens flare was wonderful.

More photos to come, but I had to drop this one on the blog today.