2013 Behind the Scenes

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It’s that time of year where as photographers we go through all of our weddings and pull pictures that exhibit how glamorous and exhilarating shooting a wedding is. We get to reflect on what NOT to wear, what hairstyles make you look and feel less like a hot mess by 9pm and how carrying 10 pounds of gear really doesn’t make our wedding cake gut any less obvious.

I’ve discovered that we have amazing dance moves…especially after listening to Blurred Lines at every.single wedding… April

I’ve also discovered that I’m very hispanic in that I speak with my hands, that my hair is crazy long and that I can’t make a straight face when I know the camera is pointed in my direction…

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All props of the beverage variety will be safely guarded while I trespass in a construction site…

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Making nice with the priest before the ceremony guarantees that we won’t get the stink eye…

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Night time photography is the best…especially in the freezing cold; It lets us practice our Flash Dance moves, right Vanessa?

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I take shooting details very seriously…

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Nicole LOVES hanging out to my left…

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Few few times throughout the season though, she opts for the right…

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Cake is a very serious business…

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So is making sure that everything runs on time, my couples are hydrated and happy and that everyone is having fun…

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We do more than shoot weddings. For instance, I hem dresses, affix pins, put on bling, bustle gowns, attach boutonnieres, tie bow ties…

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That time Melissa was giving the stink eye… BTS 2013 013

Hummm…see? It’s me with the face…again…

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Ohhh…The CheezeBooth! Never a dull moment 🙂

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Ha…that time I bought the wrong size umbrella and then insisted it was totally going to work. Fail. And let’s not discuss the baby octobank…

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Um…yeah. No idea.

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What happens when you have zero wind.

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Half way through the year, I perfected the sock bun. And the face? Well, I have no idea. According to my people, I do that face all the time.

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According to them, I make this face too.

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I’m a certified creeper.

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Oh hey…that perfect sock bun!

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Intense detail shooting. So intense that I didn’t even notice Melissa was creepin’ and shooting these pictures…

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And speaking of Melissa… She’s the BESTEST! She can totally hold a door with style…

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…and pull dogs into The CheezeBooth! Even though Virgil is her dog and it was her brother’s wedding. Oh and hey…that’s me dancing to Blurred Lines…again.

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Competition is fierce…

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Sometimes, I put myself in time out.  BTS 2013 028

We also shoot with our iPhone. Can you find Melissa? She was documenting the fact that I was 20 feet up in the air, in a dress, so that she could tattle to Mike.

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Faces. So many faces…

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Intense detail shooting…again…and creepin’…again…

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Light testers extraordinaire… BTS 2013 040

That chicken sees so much action…

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BUT…in all reality…there’s no other job I’d rather be doing! 2013, you were a real slice! And ladies…you made it so.much.fun! Love you to pieces!

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