let’s talk about the pièce de résistance of any wedding soirée—the dance floor. Picture this: the glint of disco lights, the rhythm of laughter, and the undeniable beat that beckons your guests to surrender to the music. It’s the time when the formalities gracefully step aside, and the real celebration begins.
As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen it all—the elegant twirls, the spontaneous dips, and even the questionable dance moves. Capturing these moments is like being a scribe to a love story told in dance moves. And oh, how I relish the electric atmosphere of a dance floor in full swing. It’s not just a spectacle; it’s a visual symphony of joy and jubilation.
Now, imagine flipping through your wedding album and stumbling upon shots of a dance floor so packed, it’s practically bursting with euphoria. Those images become like a time machine, whisking you back to the sheer elation that surrounded you on that special day.
So what are my top tips for amazing dance floor photos or the secrets to keeping that dance floor jammin’ until the early hours?
- Proximity to the Bar: Let’s not underestimate the power of a well-placed bar. Keep it close to the dance floor, and you’ll witness a seamless fusion of swaying hips and clinking glasses. No one wants to miss a beat for a beverage, right?
- Comfortable Retreats: While we’re on the subject of movement, a cozy corner for catching one’s breath is the unsung hero of a bustling dance floor. A quick escape to recharge, and they’re back, ready to groove. It’s like a dance floor spa retreat!
- Timing is Everything: Summer weddings are divine, but timing is key. Starting the dance too early might leave your guests pining for the warmth of the evening sun. Let them bask in the glow of the day before surrendering to the rhythm of the night.
- Choose Your DJ/Band Wisely: The maestro behind the music holds the power to elevate your celebration to legendary status. An experienced DJ or a band with the pulse of the crowd can turn a dance floor into a euphoric haven.
- Diverse Playlist Magic: Variety is the spice of life, and that includes playlists. Collaborate closely with your DJ or band to concoct a melodic potion that caters to all tastes. Classics, contemporary hits, and everything in between—it’s a musical feast for all ages.
And now, for the jewel in the crown—a curated list of timeless tunes that have proven to be the Pied Pipers of the dance floor (in no particular order)
- The Killers – Mr. Brightside
- Backstreet Boys – Everybody
- S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin’
- Stevie Wonder – Superstition
- Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat
- ABBA – Take Your Pick…
- Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer
- B52 – Love Shack
- Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
- Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
- Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
- Taylor Swift – Shake it off
- Earth, Wind & Fire – September
- The Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
- Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop This Feeling
Follow these top tips for amazing dance floor photos, sprinkle in a few of these rhythmic elixirs, and voilà! You’ve conjured the recipe for an unforgettable night of dancing, celebration, and memories that shimmer like a disco ball on the dance floor. Cheers to a night of dancing under the stars and amazing dance floor photos that capture the magic of the moment.
If you’d like me to capture amazing dance floor photos at your wedding then get in touch here and let’s chat.