We are fast approaching the end of the year which means it’s time for one of my favorite blog posts of the year! Behind the scenes! But I’m not sure why I love doing this post as it is essentially comprised of a lot of really unflattering pictures of myself. Bad hair, caught-off-guard faces, RBF and all the awkward positions. Let’s just say there’s a reason why I’m on the other side of the camera on wedding days!
Wedding photography can definitely seem like a very glamorous job from the outside. When you see all the pretty and curated blog posts of these gorgeous weddings, it doesn’t quite convey what things actually look like on the other side of the lens. Being drenched in sweat on those hot summer wedding days, sitting on the floor eating a power bar, doing whatever it takes to get the shot (laying on the ground, getting on your knees, laying on your stomach, etc), muddy feet and more! There’s a reason why I always need a shower right when I get home and every bone in my body hurts the next day!
Spending 10 hours on your feet while carrying several pounds of camera equipment is no joke! And it’s not very pretty at times, as you’ll see in this post. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything! While sometimes grueling, this job is SO rewarding! Busting my butt on these wedding days is totally worth it so that I can provide my couples with the images they’ve dreamed of that capture all the moments and memories of their wedding day!
So here’s your annual look into what a wedding day looks like behind the scenes! Images courtesy of my amazing second shooters: Mallorie, Franzi, Corrin, Erika, Sarah and Crystal!
Well, that’s cute!
This job also requires a lot of wardrobe touching up! Adjusting veils, pinning boutonnieres, fluffing trains, bustling dresses- you name it!
I don’t mess around on cold wedding days. Alllll the layers.
With a camera in her face, Mallorie looks like me! haha!
One of my favorite parts of the day is showing the couple their same-day slideshow!
This sweet little flower girl couldn’t take her eyes off the photos! Precious!
One of my not-so-wise decisions of 2017- letting this guy take a picture after persistent begging. What can I say- I’m a people pleaser! I’m happy to say the camera made it back into my hands safely! haha!
V.I.P umbrella service!
After going through these pictures, I think I’m going to have to diagnose myself with a bad case of RBF!
Oh my goodness!!! HAHA!!! I swear I’m not as mean and angry as I look!
Just a little mid-wedding-day meditating.
I mean… what the heck is that?? I can’t believe I’m posting these on the internet…
I call these next few photos ‘Where’s Waldo?’
My expert posing instructions. Oh my.
Rub your belly and pat your head!
These are the “I swear I’m nice and not bossy and mean like these pictures make me seem!”
There are actually swarms of bees in these hydrangeas and I got stung during first look portraits! Hurt like heck, but didn’t miss a beat! Ain’t nobody got time for that!
GO DUKES!! The fight song broke out shortly after this photo. Amazing!
Got caught sneaking a snack! I can get real hangry on wedding days!
I also got to work with some awesome videographers this year!
If you’ve seen my behind the scenes posts from past years, you’ll know that this isn’t my first time matching the wedding party!
Tyler and Ashley rocking the same-day video edit!
Photobombing my own second shooter’s shot! Oops!
Gotta rest those feet whenever I can!
Well I hope you had a good laugh at my expense! If you want to see more embarrassing photos, check out past year’s posts!