There’s always a story behind an image, sometimes it’s a fleeting moment, and sometimes one image can represent a whole other sequence of events. This image is about:
The Lost Ring
The Backstory: Cody & Christine are getting married on this day at Arrowhead Golf Club. Cody and his groomsmen are getting ready across town at the Inverness Hotel, and we have some time for a short groomsmen photo session before heading to the ceremony. We cruise around the golf course and get some great photos of Cody and the guys, and just before leaving Cody requests we do some jumping shots. Absolutely we can do that, so I fire off a couple rounds of jumping, we nail the shot, and then decide it’s time to head to the ceremony venue. Bing, bang, boom, let’s go get Cody married…right? Uh, no.
“Wait” says Cody, as he reaches nervously in his jacket pocket, “I can’t find the ring”. The ring, as in Christine’s wedding band…uh oh. “It must have fallen out when I jumped”, his face is pale and the wedding day sparkle in his eye has temporarily faded. Frantic moments ensue…Cody runs back up to the room to make sure he didn’t leave it there, and the rest of us proceed to search in the grass for the ring (think needle-in-a-haystack kind of search). Someone even had the great idea to do “sweep search” to make the search more precise, but after several fruitless, looong minutes, the groomsmen nervously try to come up with a “Plan B” (whatever that may be). The ceremony time now becomes imminently closer.
Moments later, out of the silence, “YES”! I found it! Randomly one of the groomsmen thought to brush his foot along the grass, and after a few sweeps, the ring popped up into the air. Moments of frantic searching were all of the sudden interrupted by joyous celebration, cheering, and plenty of high-fiving. And here’s the shots that followed…
And that’s the story behind the image.
Dave’s side note: After this experience, I will be issuing a friendly verbal warning to any jumping wedding party members to secure things in their pockets, such as – oh, let’s see – wedding rings for instance.