The Ocean Club at the Grande Dunes is one of my most frequented wedding locations. I appreciate that they have me on their vendor list because I often have clients contact me after seeing the list. The Grande Dunes preferred vendor list is a pretty good one. They seem to list some of the outstanding photographers and vendors in the area. I heard years ago they made vendors pay to be included on this list, but it hasn’t been that way in a long time. You can never trust a paid vendor list, so I’m glad they don’t do that anymore. I’ve been working on the vendor list on my website as well. I’m trying to get together a complete list of people I’ve worked with that I like. I’ve recently obtained a few business cards from vendors that I’ll get added to the list soon. So keep an eye on my vendor page for some good recommendations.
The wedding I’m highlighting this time was on the Ocean Club terrace. It was late enough in the afternoon that the sun had fallen behind the club, making for some lovely shade on the deck. I did something cool this time. I left a camera on the bride’s dressing room balcony to shoot pictures of the ceremony. I put an intervalometer on my older Nikon D3 with a wide-angle lens to shoot a photo every 10 seconds. I thought getting a few overhead pictures during the ceremony might work out. I’ve always been into time-lapse photography, so I have some expensive software for combining many images into a video. I combined all the pictures into a quick video, which I thought was fun. I also have some equipment called a time-lapse dolly by Dynamic Perception for very slowly moving a camera during a time-lapse shoot. Of course, I don’t have time for playing around with that at a wedding, so the camera was just in a static position for this time-lapse. I’ll embed it at the bottom of the pictures below.
I thought everything at this wedding turned out very nice. I could take the couple’s pictures pretty close to sunset, so even the timing worked out well. I’ve already done a couple more weddings at the Ocean Club since this wedding. I’ll post some of those pictures if I have time. Please let me know in the comments below if you enjoy the photos.