Eric is a very careful, deliberate man. I like that, because I'm much the same way. When he is around his fiancee', I see a different side of Eric, he has the ability to make Sheila giggle hysterically any time he wants. As a photographer, that's like working a real magic wand. Sheila is very quiet (except when Eric gets her giggling) and shy.
I had a fun idea when I found out that their wedding venue was going to be at the beautiful Canyon Springs Golf club/resort. It's not really an original idea (are there really any truly original ideas?) because I saw a picture like this. But I imagined seeing the guy on the ground with a golf tee in his teeth, balancing a golf ball, while his lady stands over him about to swing a massive driver.
I kept thinking "Naw... he'll never go for it." Just in case, I went to the golf pro shop and told the manager about my idea. He loved it. He loaned me the props I needed. Golf club - check. Golf ball, check. Wooden tee - check. Now all I needed was a willing couple.
They have a waterfall at the club. It's the coolest thing I've ever seen at a golf club. We did our shots in front of the waterfall, and they came out great. I even pulled off a few sun flare shots that always give me hell. As we're finishing up, I say the magic words... "Would you guys be willing to do a fun, goofy shot?" Imagine my surprise when they both thought it was a cool idea.