I've had a "Behind the Scenes" folder sitting on my desktop for more than a year just asking to be shared (so, spoiler, a couple of these are from before 2013!). I figure it's about that time. :) Note: Being a wedding photographer is NOT as glamorous as it may seem.
Oh, my awesome assistant Emily. This girl is fantastic and has photographed about 20 weddings with me over the past few seasons. She's going to go out on her own this year (SO bittersweet for me!), but I thought it only appropriate to share how great she is through these hilarious photos. Emily is the best at posing for me while I test my light. Obviously, she's giving a toast here.
I asked Nathan to pretend he was at a wedding reception so I could test my off-camera flash. What a ham.
I have approximately 156 photos of Emily at the front of churches.
If only I was a liiiitle bit taller!
This is my I-really-really-really-hope-it-doesn't-rain face. Thanks to my friend Brittany for the photo!
And speaking of which ...
Brittany is the dog whisperer. For real.
At any given time, you will find Nathan flexing. And Markie being cute!
Hahaha, these are my favorites. Emily is a pro at acting out whatever might be happening when I'm not just testing my light. The couple ran through sparklers just a few minutes later, duh.
Working for a fraternity for five years taught me how to hang with the guys (among lots of other things!).
I wear dresses to weddings (you will notice the same ones over and over again. I need to expand my wedding wardrobe!) so I blend in with the guests. See, you can't find me, right?
Carolyn is looking mighty fierce. Emily didn't get my memo. :)
This photo isn't in focus but it cracks me up. Nathan is talking to me so seriously, almost like he's NOT wearing a clown nose and feather boa. This was our first photobooth!
Oh, Emily. I'm going to miss having you along at weddings!
Hahaha, the secret's out.
Nathan really wanted to get his hair did, but I had to remind him that we were there to work.
She's literally singing in the rain! It's always a good time with this girl!
And we'll end with the photobooth! HUGE props (no pun intended!) to Nathan and his assistant, Matt, for all their hard work at each and every wedding.