A Year Behind the Scenes Recapping 2016

Sometimes I think people think that my job is super glamorous… I mean I get to attend weddings most weekends of the summer and get to capture genuine joy!  While all of that is absolutely true, you don’t know what glamorous is(n’t) if you’ve never seen what a photographer looks like after working a twelve hour day in the middle of July.  I get to wear so many hats on a wedding day, and I absolutely love it, but its definitely hard work, too!  So if you’ve ever wondered what it looks like behind the scenes, you can get a little glimpse today.  It (apparently) often includes a desperate need for a hair stylist – here’s looking at you 2017, running away with the bride and groom, and a lot of smiling from my behind the camera!

First up: The Shooting Stance… please take note of its full variety.


Next, Hanging with the bridal party!


That moment when I thought I was going to lose my balance on the dock.. that would have been pretty *shake my head*.


And now we continue with the many times this season that I should have fixed my face.


I call this section, run away bride!


Reception-ing like a champ!


Sometimes you get an audience while you upload!  The amused one is my hubby ;)


That moment when your bride gives YOU a gift at HER wedding.  Catharine, you are just the sweetest! Excuse me while I still tear up a bit!


We like to call this, “anything for the shot!”


Where’s Waldo?!


God bless all of my brides and grooms who laugh at my ridiculously corny jokes!


… I just love my job y’all!


Because my people are the sweetest!

And don’t you worry y’all… you’ll get to see more of my favorites of these cuties on the blog tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Behind the Scenes Shots from my sweet second shooters, Nichole, Bekah, and Heather!



January 18, 2017

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  1. Nichole says:

    I always look forward to this post haha! You can tell you just love what you do (and you are so talented!) xo

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