View of what I had to do to get the photo of a client
View of what I had to do to get the photo of a client

When photographing a wedding, I am likely to do almost anything to get a photo I think that will make my clients happy. I've been known to stand in the road, lean over past a railing, stand on a rickety chair and more. Honestly it doesn't even cross my mind not to do these things if I know the photo I will get will be worth it.

I was a the Hall at Fauntleroy wedding venue earlier this year and I asked John, my second photographer to capture some behind the scenes photos of me working. I had this blog post in mind, and have had it for a while. So I am stoked John got some of these wedding behind the scenes photos.

To give perspective, the first shot is me (mostly looking silly) and the second shot is the photo I was working on in the first shot :)

Wedding photography behind the scenes : Dress Shot
Wedding photography behind the scenes : Dress Shot
Wedding behind the scenes of bridal party shot
Wedding behind the scenes of bridal party shot

Bridal Party behind the scenes

Wedding behind the scenes : bridal portrait
Wedding behind the scenes : bridal portrait

Bridal portrait behind the scenes

And sometimes the job is not just photos. If hair needs a little fix while we are shooting, I swoop in to fix it. I keep extra bobby pins and a emergency kit with me for just these reasons.

Wedding behind the scenes : helping the bridesmaids with hair snaffu's. And keeping extra bobby pins for this exact reason
Wedding behind the scenes : helping the bridesmaids with hair snaffu's. And keeping extra bobby pins for this exact reason

This couple visits this fun little quick e mart that sells beer regularly. Since it was down the street from the venue, we took a little side jaunt with the bride and the boys and had a quick beer. And while shooting in a quick e mart isn't exactly photogenic, it's fun to do things that will bring a smile to my clients faces whenever they look at the photos. Plus working with reflections in the table made it a bit different :)

Wedding behind the scenes: used the reflection in the table to make a more engaging photo
Wedding behind the scenes: used the reflection in the table to make a more engaging photo
Wedding behind the scenes : me photographing the beginning of the ceremony
Wedding behind the scenes : me photographing the beginning of the ceremony

Behind the scenes : capturing guests right before the ceremony.

And just for fun, this was more for entertainment while I was standing in on John's light test... It was a 90+ day and it was warm. I usually sport a funny or ridiculous face when standing in for light tests, as it makes for a fun behind the scenes reel of me and my cohorts ;)

Wedding behind the scenes : standing in on a light test for the first dance lighting, while having fun showcasing how hot it was in the venue on a 90 degree day
Wedding behind the scenes : standing in on a light test for the first dance lighting, while having fun showcasing how hot it was in the venue on a 90 degree day

It's fun to see where I tend to cram myself for a good photo.... anything for the shot, and also why I wear black lol.

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