Somehow, it’s mid-February and I’m just now getting around to pulling this blog post together. But late is better than never, and it’s been kind of fun looking through all of my 2014 weddings over the past few days. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I’ve been over the past year, and getting super excited as I’m preparing for the 2015 wedding season to begin soon!!
So today is all about remembering what went in to documenting beautiful couples and extraordinary days. It’s a fun look back at this previous year, and just a glance at a few things that goes on behind the scenes.
So, first off, I just want to say that Lucas and I are SO BAD about taking behind the scenes photos. I’ve tried to make a point to get a few shots of us working, but we get really focused on the day and our couples that most of the time we just completely forget. There aren’t very many photographs in this post, but they’re all that we took. ALL YEAR LONG.
But one shot I ALWAYS get is Luke standing either where the first look or couple’s portraits are going to be. Just to be ensure that the light looks okay and we don’t waste any time.
In the photo above, Lucas is actually standing in the middle of a parking lot, and later we created one of my FAVORITE photos from the entire wedding season here. In a parking lot.
Because art is everywhere.
I’ve also attempted to incorporate more film photography into my weddings. There’s me with my (GIANT) Pentax medium format camera, and I absolutely LOVE that thing.
So. So. So. Much.
But it’s incredibly heavy and so it spends most of it’s life inside my bag. But one of my goals for this next year is to use it for a more significant portion of the wedding day, because the photos that it makes? Seriously magical.
This is the story of my life. If there’s tall grass, a bush, or a tree in the area… I’m probably in it.
Because our couples are so much more than clients.
Oh hey, good lookin’.
This photo is a wonderful reminder of the importance of trusting your second photographer. Because my back was turned and I didn’t even see this photograph.
But Lucas did, and it ended up being one of my favorites from the entire day.
Can you find me amongst the sea of guests? :)
Over the past year, I was so. incredibly. blessed. to work with some of the most fantastic couples. Seriously. I don’t just say that because I have to or because it sounds good, but I truly believe it with everything within me. What we do would be nothing without each and every couple who trusted Lucas and I to document the thousand ordinary moments that made up their extraordinary wedding days.
And that means the world to me.