Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Behind the Scenes | 2015

It's that time of year again! The time when all photographers dig out the back story, the invariably flattering photos of ourselves at work. ;-)

It's been a good year... slower than last year on the wedding front, but that's ok. This year found me shooting several very close friends' weddings, which was a wonderful but surreal experience. The benefit of shooting your dear friend's wedding is that you get to hang out with them all day. :-) And you usually end up working the wedding with other friends who have talents in some wedding related area which makes everything more fun!

Thanks to all the fabulous second shooters and assistants that worked with me this year and are responsible for the majority of this post: Renee, Wendy, John-Luke, and Joanna. You all are invaluable! A couple of photo credits to Allison and Tara as well!

Happy day! Laura got married!

I hire second shooters based on their ability to look adorable for light tests.

They took my overly clear instructions very seriously.

Great working with Landon and Calvin from Higgins Studio!

And apparently I forgot to lint roll my sweater. Whoops.
Cat hair is decorative! Right?

Wedding dresses don't look perfect on their own.

Can one put "professional boutonniere pinner" on one's resume?

"Are you sure you can handle carrying that fan?"

Everyone is clearly unimpressed by the Phantom Hand.

Veil fail.

L: shooting details for my dear Hannah's wedding. R: second shooting for Renee!

What did I say? Boutonniere professional!

Eventually you get bored with light tests and... this happens.

The amazing Lydia and Grace doing their thing!

We never have any fun.

Wendy the Veil Whisperer.

Follow the light... even if it leads you into the nursery...

Hair stylist on the side. ;-)

It was a pleasure working with Something New Media on this wedding!

So attractive. 
If anyone ever discovers the secret to not contorting one's face while shooting, please contact me asap.

Tag teaming with my favorite Anna doing videography!

Light tester/second shooter/purse holder/cold endurer. :-)

Just barging in on this nice little moment...

Hangin' out, waiting for the ceremony to start...

I don't know what I am doing with my feet on the left. But I do know I am wearing Jaclyn's fur stole. There may have been more than one reason I suggested she take it off for some shots.

Caleb working video & photo booth - and Rob doubling as groomsman/light stand.
He was really enthused about that. ;-) Ah, the things you get roped into when you are good friends with the camera crew...

Hire me! I will enhance your guests' social experience with my hilarity.

Thanks to all the wonderful couples who made this a great year - I love you all and am so thankful you trusted me to document your special days!! Looking forward to all that 2016 brings. :-)


  1. Hee. I LOVE these! Behind the scenes shots are always such terrible fun and I was literally grinning reading through your post. :)

    "Hire me! I will enhance your guests' social experience with my hilarity." I'm not getting married, but so wish I could get you that job! ;) Ah well. God works wondrous and mysterious surprises... so one never knows. I'm getting super excited about 2016. :)

    1. Thanks, Heidi! Glad you enjoyed it! :-)

  2. Well that was a fun post.

    P.S. your face is still cute even when it's contorted.

  3. Behind-the-scenes posts are some of my very very favorite! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Replies
    1. I MISS YOU. It was bittersweet not having any BTS shots of you this year. But, I suppose Michael & mini Sutton are worth it. :-D

  5. Oh, thank you for all your work at our wedding! Love this "behind the scenes" ;)


    1. <3 I loved shooting your wedding!! Such a special day.

  6. This is such a fun behind the scenes! :)
    I just recently found your blog and am enjoying seeing your work!

  7. So fun to see bts posts! And yours was awesome :) Congratulations on another year of photography & blessings to you this 2016!


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