Courtney Hull and Sean Sussex are one of the most athletic couples I've ever photographed. During their wedding speeches, it was mentioned that Courtney routinely starts her mornings with a brisk run. Sean was a swim team captain and an All American athlete at the University of Southern California. Their love of sports and fitness was evident throughout their wedding, which was held on the lawn of the Glendale Country Club, a sprawling golf course in Bellevue.
Part of my duties as their wedding photographer included covering the groomsmen getting ready for the ceremony. Sean had a fun group of friends, who joked that they would shower in front of me. We didn't go that far, but sometimes I felt like I was in a men's locker room as they walked around in nothing but a towel or a tight brief. It's a tough job being a wedding photographer, but someone's gotta do it!
Of course, I also got plenty of coverage of the beautiful bride and her bridesmaids. The prep rooms for both groups at the Glendale Country Club were next to each other, so it was easy for me to bounce between the men and women.