Behind the Scenes 2017

Ahhh! It's here - behind the scenes 2017! Honestly, when I went back through all of my weddings this year, I realized that there are less behind the scenes images than I thought there were but that's because this was my last year working weddings solo! There were 11 weddings this year where I worked alone... which naturally means... no BTS shots! 

But oh lordy... the ones we do have are gems. I'm so grateful for all of the couples who let me document their journey and play such a special part in their wedding day this year. It was so fun to meet all of their families and friends during one of the best celebrations of their lives! 

Highlights from this year include watching plenty of Penn State games while working with amazing Penn State couples, shooting two weddings at The Nittany Lion Inn, working at 8+ venues that I had yet to have the opportunity to shoot at and capturing more weddings in one year than I have yet!  

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 OMG. I promise I was not photographing the top of that guys head! hahaha

OMG. I promise I was not photographing the top of that guys head! hahaha

 "Will the bride be in good light here during the ceremony?" 

"Will the bride be in good light here during the ceremony?" 

 Pretty sure Chris was over my stories by the end of the day! hahahaha

Pretty sure Chris was over my stories by the end of the day! hahahaha

 And we're walking... walking... walking... 

And we're walking... walking... walking... 

 ... and now we're casting magic spells apparently. 

... and now we're casting magic spells apparently. 

 Yes I CAN hold this baby and shoot at the same time! 

Yes I CAN hold this baby and shoot at the same time! 

 I have a habit of holding my couples captive just to talk with them. I love them so much! 

I have a habit of holding my couples captive just to talk with them. I love them so much! 

 After 5 seasons of shooting weddings, I finally learned how to pin a boutinnere. 

After 5 seasons of shooting weddings, I finally learned how to pin a boutinnere. 

 I take my honorary bridesmaid duties very seriously. 

I take my honorary bridesmaid duties very seriously. 

 Creepin' in the shrubbery at Aldie Mansion...

Creepin' in the shrubbery at Aldie Mansion...

 Oops. Sorry, Caity. 90% of the time I'm unaware of personal space and framing and poor Caity handles it so gracefully. 

Oops. Sorry, Caity. 90% of the time I'm unaware of personal space and framing and poor Caity handles it so gracefully. 

Caity worked some weddings with me this year too and of course, my couples love her to pieces. She's really a pro at playing Where's Waldo, making GIFable shots and capturing me at my best {worst}. 

 She also enjoys reminding me that my hatred of plain water is not an excuse for dehydration.

She also enjoys reminding me that my hatred of plain water is not an excuse for dehydration.

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 Just because we're wedding photographers doesn't mean we don't take 99% of our photos with Snapchat. 

Just because we're wedding photographers doesn't mean we don't take 99% of our photos with Snapchat. 

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My mom, Momsistant, also worked a handful of weddings with me this year. My clients freakin' adore her and have started to request her by asking me if Momsistant can come along to help too. Thanks, Mom! xoxo 

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 That time a cat supervised all of bride and groom portrait time! Hey, Fat Jack! Meow! 

That time a cat supervised all of bride and groom portrait time! Hey, Fat Jack! Meow! 

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 "I really have no idea what is happening right now but I'll just stand here and pretend I do."

"I really have no idea what is happening right now but I'll just stand here and pretend I do."

Really truly, I have the absolute BEST couples. I couldn't have asked for a more fun and memorable season and I am truly looking forward to working with even more lovebirds in 2018! 

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