This photograph of a bride and groom both holding a View-Master at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is a Rob Greer Photography fan favorite.
The images on the View-Master reel are ones that I captured during their engagement session. The View-Master and the reel were wedding favors for the guests. As an interesting side note and trivia, there have been more than 25 different viewer models over the years, offered with thousands of titles, with a cumulative total of over 1 billion reels printed.
This is yet another example of where I wish I had more time to create this photograph. Working at a venue as beautiful as Terranea Resort in RPV, I'm often overawed by the scenery. In this case though, I was trying to create a more natural storytelling image of the details planned by the bridegroom for their reception. I first captured a photograph of the couple holding the View-Masterat their waist. Then I realized that it would be better if they actually used the product.
But then that left me wondering if the story was being told. And so I asked the bride to hold up the reel so that the viewer could better understand the content being viewed. I would've liked to have done a better job posing the bride's arms but hindsight is always 20/20 and wedding photography.Terranea Resort is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Phone: (310) 265-2800. Website: http://www.terranea.com/.