Here are a bunch of mother-son wedding dance photos I have taken over the past few years.
Feel free to use them in your blog posts (please credit the PA Unveiled website).
I have photographed over 500 weddings, so I have seen a lot of mother-son wedding dances.
Here are a few of these unforgettable moments that I have photographed:
Tips For Getting Amazing Mother-Son Wedding Dance Photos
Here are a few tips on getting the best photos of the mother & son dance during the wedding reception:
Keep your wedding photographer in the loop
Sometimes at weddings, the groom and his mom tell the DJ to cut the mother-dance song after about a minute or so.
If you plan on doing this, let your photographer know beforehand so they know about the shorter time. This will allow them to get all the needed photos without being caught off guard.
Don’t worry about posing for the photographer the entire time
Chances are, your wedding photographer will be taking photos during the entire mother-son dance.
They want to capture some great candid photos of the two of you dancing and sharing this special moment together.
Sometimes, we see moms and sons looking at and posing for the photographer. This is fine for a few quick shots, but once the photographer gets a few posed photos, enjoy the dance and let your photographer get those awesome candids that you will cherish later on.
Do a fun mashup-style dance
If it fits your personality, do a mashup-style mother-son dance.
This is when you start off with a nice slow song and then go into a fun, upbeat song about a minute into the song.
You can even have your DJ create a fun mix of upbeat songs.
Here is an example of a fun mashup-style mother-son dance:
When should you do the mother-son dance at a wedding?
Typically, the mother-son dance takes place right after the father-daughter dance.
Sometimes, these dances all take place right after the wedding party is introduced.
After the couple is announced, they go right into the first dance, followed by the father-daughter dance and the mother-son dance.
We have also seen many weddings where the parent dances get their own spot shortly after dinner.
Talk with your partner to see what makes the most sense for your day. There are no set rules.
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