The weekend before our own wedding, Will and I drove down near San Diego to Quail Haven farm and I shot someone else’s wedding – an event that many thought I was out of my mind to shoot so close to ours and during the most stressful week ever, but honestly, it was pretty nice. It was a distraction and a creative focus that didn’t involve spreadsheets, and it was a pretty low stress day as far as shooting weddings go.
What I can say about Goldy and Keenan’s wedding, besides how lovely it was and how touching all the little details hand crafted by them and their families, is that I’ve never seen a more competitive group of people in my life. I should have been tipped off when they told me they met on an ultimate frisbee team, but the extent of this wasn’t totally evident to me until everyone sat down for dinner and a drinking contest broke out to see which table got to go to the buffet line next. It went from drinking beer from glasses to drinking beer straight from the pitchers quite rapidly. Needless to say it was a lively evening, and they were smart people to hire a bus to drive everyone to their hotels. Weddings, above all, should be really damn fun and they certainly succeeded. And dang, that beautiful golden light!