Gallery Spotlight: Amy and Dan’s Wedding at The Bear Dance Golf Course
Charlotte and I must have cracked the mystery code, and somehow we’re only attracting the coolest, chillest couples for wedding clients. We have not had one “bridezilla” or stressed -out groom at all this year. It makes weddings so much easier and fun when all the personalities are compatible. That’s why the first thing I tell clients when we have our intial consultation is, “We’re goofy, fun photographers. If you don’t like goofing around, playing, and public PDA, don’t book us!”. Those that love the idea of us book, and those that can’t stand the idea of us don’t.
It’s worked perfectly.
And I think, year to date, Amy and Dan might have been the most laid back couple we’ve photographed this year. And it’s not that they didn’t have things to get their heart rates up:
A groomsman arrived late.
Dan’s daughter, a toddler, was “precious” during the ceremony ( and later the first dance) by sprinting to Dan insisting that Daddy hold her the whole time.
Especially regarding his daughter, I don’t know how they stayed so relaxed. If my daughter, Ella, who is now 3, was crawling all over me during something important, I can’t say I would’t get a little cranky. But Dan and Amy simply smiled, scooped her up, and turned the possibly stressful moments into really touching cute moments that made for some awesome shots.
Sheesh, now that I’m thinking about it, I really need to work on my “Daddy Patience”. I’m a cranky daddy.
The one slightly embarrassing moment for me was when we jumped into some golf carts after the ceremony a zoomed off around the back 9 to hunt for vistas and sunset shots. Bear Dance is one of the most vertical courses I’ve ever seen, with huge inclines and drops. Well, Amy and Dan zipped off in their cart ahead of Char and I, and we hit the gas and began to follow. However, it became obvious once we hit our first hill that we were going to have some issues…
Our golf cart was really struggling up the hill. And this was very alarming to me as I watched our clients and the wedding coordinator lose us in the distance. You see, Dan’s a fairly big guy, and Amy’s very petite and their cart was doing just fine. Well, my wife is petite, too… hmmmmm.
I am so heavy. I officially overwhelmed a golf cart. I don’t feel that heavy. I’m very tall (6’4″), but I do weigh in at hefty 280, but when I look in the mirror I still see a stud (no body dimorphic disorder here folks)! However, I have been breaking friends’ furniture lately (chairs and such…). And now this golf cart…
So Amy and Dan ended up waiting up ahead as they watched our poor golf cart just… barely… crawl… up… those… hills…
The whole time I could hear Chris Farley singing softly in my head, “Fat guy in a little cart, fat guy in a little cart..”
Ah, well. The poorly overloaded cart did eventually get us to where we needed to be and we got some of the coolest sunset-shots in a long time.
Thank you Amy and Dan. We loved your wedding, and your families. It was a wonderful night.