Sitting on a bench, at the top of the dune, contemplating life –
suddenly a wedding party arrived on the next beach access over.
The week had been 5 days of beautiful sunshine and good
weather. But not today. It started out as heavy rain
and then stopped by 10:30am. In the afternoon, the sun
tried to return, as thick fog rolled in and covered the
ocean. You could see no ships or sailboats on the ocean.
It was about zero visibility.
This was the first beach wedding shoot I’ve witnessed. I’ve seen
families scattering ashes of their deceased loved ones into the ocean;
and 3 naked female Wiccans run on to the beach just prior to dark, form
a circle and perform some ritual during a full harvest super moon, then
dashing off the beach but oddly never a wedding party shoot.
October is a popular month to wed and the weather can be quite flawless.
But this beautiful bride and handsome groom had to deal with fog.
It was rolling in off the ocean and must have been quite the
challenge for the photographer. I’m guessing they planned to be
on the beach but decided that was out, and settled for the beach
access at the top of the 30 foot sand dune because it was clear there.
These are the raw photos I took from a distance, and what a photographer
would have to overcome on this kind of shoot. I have no idea what they
do to correct this type of shoot in the fog. Still, I said a prayer to bless
them and wish them a long happy life…