I've heard a few times that photographing weddings is such a "Glamorous Job." And while I will admit that being a wedding photographer, or in my case, an assistant, is an incredibly fun and beautiful job, I'm not sure if "glamorous" is the word I'd use. Are the weddings themselves glamorous? Yeah! The cake, the bride, the venues? Absolutely. Us? Well, the photos behind the photos, say differently.
We've found some behind the scenes photos from this last year that just NEED to be shared! So, you're getting an all access pass to see what behind the scenes really looks like, and just how your favorite photos came to be.
First things first- THE DRESS! Every few shots we stop and readjust these beautiful trains. And since we are usually in dresses, we've actually gotten pretty good at squats, in case you were wondering. And not just your dress, but the veil. Sometimes it's a simple re-pin, and other times we throw it and run away so you can get your beautiful "in the wind" shot. And we usually look pretty ridiculous while doing it.
We don't just spend time with the brides. We're here to help the guys too! Bouts, bouts, and more bouts.
There's also an incredible amount of time that goes into setting up detail shots. The rings, the dresses, the shoes. We walk around looking for the best spot, and then we readjust the chairs and flower pots so it can be perfect.
Some of the photos I found, are of our photographers, in their natural habitat; squatting, leaning, stretching, bending, you name it.
But most of the time, plain ol' standing does the trick just fine.
Sometimes, Maura teaches classes,
Sometimes, she's in the test shot,
but mostly, she wears her green pants.
Sometimes, super supportive husbands come to help and carry all our junk. I mean, equipment.
And then there were the instances, that, total honesty, I'm really not sure WHAT was happening. But it did, and we have photos!!
And of course, because I'm not the photographer, I get to sit on the floor and hold stuff up.
Or fretch our brides out of trees.
While Maura and Sarah get to look cute and have fun playing with kids on the dance floor.
But at the end of of the day, we all love our job, and the moments you've allowed us to share with you. We feel nothing but gratitude, and excitement as we look back on our weddings from 2017, and look forward to our weddings for 2018. And next year, we'll have a whole new set of ridiculous photos for you to look at.