Golf Club Receptions
Your Guide to Taking Amazing Wedding Day Pictures

Be the best wedding photographer

The most important part of a wedding is the couple, and at the end of the day, that's all that matters. You've spent hours planning, the venue is set, you've picked your perfect dress, invitations are sent, and the cake is ordered. While all of these things are essential to your wedding, don't forgo the importance of a great wedding photographer, and the tangible memories you will get to keep forever.

Not sure where to start with a photographer? Utilize the list of photography vendors that already work with the golf course. If the golf course recommends a photographer, chances are they have photographed at the property before, and are familiar with some of the best spotson the course. But if you or your photographer is unfamiliar with the course, here are a few great tips for capturing breathtaking photos on your wedding day.

 
San Diego weddings at Riverwalk Golf Club

Riverwalk Golf Club—San Diego, CA

Houston weddings at Battleground at Deer Park

Battleground at Deer Park—Deer Park, TX

Bridges and Landmarks

Many golf courses have bridges or key structural landmarks on the course. These are great photo opportunities and priovide a unique setting for unforgettable photos.

 

Lakes and Water Features

Golf courses and lakes go hand in hand. Just ask any golfer about the numerous amounts of golf balls they've donated to them. Many golf courses also have great water features that enhance the aesthetics and innate beauty of the property. Naturally, these make for a classic background while keeping the couple as the main focal point.

Galena, IL weddings at Eagle Ridge Resort

Eagle Ridge Resort—Galena, IL

Red Feather Lakes, CO weddings at Fox Acres Golf Club

Fox Acres Golf Club—Red Feather Lakes, CO

Eagle Point, OR weddings at Eagle Point Golf Club

Eagle Point Golf Club—Eagle Point, OR

Santa Barbara weddings at Glen Annie Golf Club

Glen Annie Golf Club—Santa Barbara, CA

San Geronimo weddings at San Geronimo National Golf Course

San Geronimo National Golf Course—San Geronimo, CA

Iconic Trees and Lush Backgrounds

Golf courses are known for well manicured greens and fairways which are set amongst the natural topography of the land. Many course architects will build with this in mind and utilize large trees and dramatic landscapes as an integral part of the course. Photos like these really make a statement.

 
Corona weddings at Dos Lagos Golf Course

Dos Lagos Golf Course—Corona, CA

Galena weddings at Eagle Ridge Resort

Eagle Ridge Resort—Galena, IL

It's All About the View

Naturally, any great view is a no brainer when it comes to photography. In fact, views are so important you may have opted to pay more for the "ocean view" on your honeymoon. If the golf club you've chosen has any high points with a great view, a photo here is a must.

 

You're at a Golf Course, So Have Fun With It!

Some of your most popular photos are those that are themed after, you guessed it ... golf! These photos are fun and whimsical and will be enjoyed by you and your wedding party for years to come. There are so many fun ways to do this and whether you are a golfer or not, these photos are sure to bring a huge smile to your face.

Take fun, golf-themed photos

Watch out! The bride is on the tee. Here is a classic example of a fun golf themed picture of the happy couple.

Golf carts create great photo opportunities

Golf carts are a great photo prop. Get creative! Here, the bridesmaids and groomsmen are playing a friendly game of "chicken."

Take fun groom and groomsmen photos at your wedding

This fun photo is of the groomsmen watching the groom putt toward the hole. The jacket on the flagstick is a great touch.