These five long-time friends gathered to celebrate the wedding of one of their own. Beer, football, and card games marked the pre-nup pre-game. Outside, a few early frames showed a lot of wooden posing. So I gave a few easy cues (Doo-wop!) and improvised with the stage props on site (swing set! pond-side sauna!) to spark some relaxed, animated fun. It captured everyone’s natural personality and strong friendship. Inside, black & white helped transform a dark ski lodge with careworn furniture into a moody, powerful set straight out of the 1940s.