Jason & Lauren
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Mission Viejo, CA.
When I arrive at a location (if my 1st time) I do my usual walk around the location. This was a very well kept golf course. I could photograph the Bride & Groom in any direction I first meet the person in charge of the Wedding and introduce myself. Then I find out where the Bride is getting ready, and I check in with her. Then I look at the ceremony area. While there I open up my app known as “Sunseeker” to see where the sun will be during the ceremony. Unfortunately, today, the sun will be low and on the other side of the clubhouse when the ceremony begins.. This means flat light, which is not ideal, but still workable. Next is where the party will be, and where I can safely put my gear. Yes, equipment does get stolen at events. I have had 2 significant losses. I try to be more careful these day
Next to the Brides room where I usually ask to see the rings. And then, to figure out how to make the rings look good. Lauren shoes would be perfect to hang the rings on. The shoes had a really nice sparkle to them, which made for a nice accent. After some time in the Brides’ room, I need get ready for the ceremony. I replace my batteries, check my lenses, and figure my game plan. The next thing I know, Lauren is coming down the aisle with her father. What a great smile she has. She holds hands with Jason and the ceremony moves quickly. They are married by Lauren’s best friend Sandi. She got ordained online just for the day. As the ceremony ends I realize that we have very little sun left for pictures on the Golf Course. I tell the couple to quickly meet me at the 18th hole. I don’t like having to hurry for the Bride & Groom pictures after the ceremony, but it is not a problem. One of my strengths is that I can work quickly. The first image is a “dip”. And I realize that I do not need to tell the Groom how to do this. He could probably hold her with just one finger. Before I know it time is up. The next thing I know Lauren is dancing with her father. Her smile says it all. The band was great. They played a mix of oldies and new stuff. I looked over at the Bride and Groom, and they were dancing the night away. I said my goodbyes and I was “tail lights” by 1030pm.