Groomsmen Getting Ready at Riviera Country Club
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Groomsmen Getting Ready at Riviera Country Club

There is something quite appealing to being a voyeur of wedding happenings.

For this Riviera Country Club wedding, I propped the door open with my foot and then photograph the groom helping one of the groomsmen with his tie. As you can see in the background, another groomsmen was looking at his smart phone. This truly candid moment was not directed by me as is sometimes the case for similar getting ready photographs. Instead, I sought out a different way of photographing the room candidly. If I take the same photograph while standing inside the room it would certainly be nice, but it would not be very different and it would not make you feel like you are catching a glimpse into the story like you do when you see a photograph through an open door.

A unique characteristic of the Riviera Country Club is ability for wedding guests and family members to actually have a room inside the country club. In fact, this is the only golf club in the area where I've photographed a wedding and this was possible. Riviera Country Club is located in Pacific Palisades, California.

Location: 1250 Capri Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

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