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First Dance Away from the Crowds

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With all the restrictions at weddings currently in place, one of the more common questions i hear is “what about our first dance photos?” So I thought that I would share these beautiful images from a pre COVID-19 Intimate Wedding that I had the pleasure of shooting at the amazing Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

The wedding was held in the winter time and was a very low key affair, with the couple not wanting the usual formal first dance in front of their guests. However they did want some romantic pictures taken away from the crowd, where they could really relax and enjoy being photographed.

So after I created some amazing images for them inside the hotel, we went up to the Debussy Suite on the second floor. This is my personal favourite suite at the Grand and that’s quite a thing as there are a number of amazing rooms and suites at the hotel!

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After a couple of shots on the balcony looking out towards the sea we went back inside. It was a tad too chilly out there due to the time of year! I wanted to add the warmth of the interior room lights to create a cosy, romantic feel to the images. Using only the lights within the Debussy i asked the couple to slowly dance around the room as if I wasn’t there.

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The results were electric, romantic and atmospheric, as they relaxed and enabled me to create these stunning images for them to keep forever.

For weddings where it won’t be possible to have a traditional first dance, or for couples maybe would find it hard to dance in front of a crowd once the restrictions are lifted, this is great way to receive some extra special images from their very special day.

I have created a very special Intimate Wedding Photography Package, so if you are planning a very special, smaller wedding, please give me a call on 07590 983418.

You can see my wedding and portrait portfolio on my website here and my current work on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

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peter prior

Wedding Photographer Devon East Sussex Wedding Photographer Peter Prior has developed an international reputation for an exciting and unobtrusive approach to covering the wedding day.

Peter shoots a blend of contemporary, reportage, documentary and fine art wedding photography, and his work has been described as having a "certain timeless elegance".