Capture A First Dance at Your Chicago Wedding That Showcases Pizzazz

Your first dance at your wedding will be such a special event!

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You and your partner have had your fair share of firsts, from your first kiss to your first “I love you”. On your wedding day, you will experience even more firsts, such as your first vows to one another, first toasts to your marriage, and your first dance as a newlywed couple. These will be cherished moments that you will always remember fondly. The best part is, that you can capture these events through photography.

One of your firsts that must be captured is your first dance! Your gown flowing across the dance floor, the perfect song playing in the background; all eyes will be on you and your new spouse. It will certainly be an unforgettable event, and photography can capture every emotion of it. However, there is a little more that you can do to add even more pizzazz to the moment.

Here at Christina Wehbe Studios, as a Chicago wedding photographer, I believe that the excitement of your first dance should be highlighted through photography. That’s why I have put together a few ways to capture a first dance at your own Chicago wedding that showcases pizzazz. To discover what can make your first dance one of a kind, be sure to continue reading:

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  • Choreography. Ultimately, your first dance will be an event that can really impress your wedding guests. All eyes will be on you and your partner from the moment you approach the dance floor. If you want to really “wow” your guests, choose to choreograph your dance. Not only will your guests be delighted by the well put together performance, but you and your partner will have a dance to remember. As an added bonus to choreography, you and your partner will get to spend some alone time practicing before the big day.

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  • Spotlights. There is no doubt that your guests will be glued to your performance. However, you can still add a little drama and flair to your first dance with the use of spotlights. You and your partner are the star of the show, and you definitely deserve your own spotlight. A spotlight will draw eyes to you on the dance floor, and within your photos.

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  • A little Something Extra. If you are looking for that last detail to take your performance from great to remarkable, there is one last trick you can pull out of your hat. Add that last bit of zing with an added detail such as a fog or bubble machine, or even fireworks (depending on the venue). Or, you can even incorporate your guests into your dance by having them hold tiny lit torches as they surround you. These added details will be a lovely addition to your first dance, as well as your photos.

Your first dance deserves to be memorable! With these tips, you can be sure it’s an unforgettable moment. Here at Christina Wehbe Studios, as a wedding photographer in Chicago, I understand just how important it is to preserve special moments, such as your first dance, through photography.