This series of six images of a groom swinging his golf club on the tee box of a hole at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California was a fun experiment that worked out really well.
The Riviera Country Club is a world renowned golf course located near Los Angeles. And although I can be certain, perhaps that is one reason why the groom helped choose this location for their wedding and reception. This photograph came about near the end of the portrait time that we had set aside for the bride and groom.
As we walked around the back of the clubhouse, I noticed that there was a golfer standing nearby and so I asked him if we could borrow a golf club in a golf ball. My intent when creating this photograph was only to create a single image and not a series as you see here, and so I asked the bride to create an expression of surprise or horror and she responded as you see here in this photograph.
I then changed the settings on my Nikon camera to high-speed which allows me to capture 14 frames per second. Then I settled into position, place my finger on the shutter button, and told the groom to swing away. These images represent a fraction of all of the images captured for the sequence and they tell a story both about the day and about the groom's love of golf. Riviera Country Club is located in Pacific Palisades, California.
Location: 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.