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Oasis Centre Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Heather and Yarosla's wedding took place at a beautiful venue in the west part of Edmonton. The Oasis Centre is located at 10930 177 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2X7, Canada. This photo is from their first dance. Yaro is a ballroom dancing champion and Heather looked like she could be a champion as well. First dance photos are always one of my favourite parts of the wedding. When composing this image I was waiting for the moment that both of their faces could be seen. Based on the way they are dancing this image makes me feel like this photo could be a photo from a royal wedding. This image was taken during a mild winter on March 12, 2016 at about 9:00pm. I used two Canon 430EXII flashes, with a pocket wizard transmitter, and 2 receivers. The camera is a Canon 5D Mark III and the lens is a Canon 24-70 2.8 L series lens. The difficulty with this shot would have been making sure the light is perfect. When you are dealing with flash there are many things to consider. The other difficulty would be to wait for the perfect moment when I can see both of their faces. My wife Jackie is holding one stand for the lights and the other one is across from me on the dance floor. Jackie is able to move around if need be. The first dance happened very quickly so it can be a little stressful to make sure that we capture enough great shots of the dance. I created this image because I wanted to make sure that Heather and Yaro had a fantastic first dance shot. I chose to edit this photo in black and white because I felt much more emotion coming from the couple in a moodier darker image than I did with the colour version.

Location: The Oasis Centre 10930 177 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2X7, Canada.