This is a post I have never put together before until now!! Wedding days are such a mixed bag of goodies....there are endless things going on nonstop behind-the-scenes....both to me, and to my couples. So many images end up in their galleries, but not on my blog! When I'm blogging an average of 60-100 from each wedding, and their galleries contain about 12 times more photos than that - you're bound to miss moments like screaming kiddos, groomsmen pranks, sudden dance parties and more! But, that's what makes a post like this so perfect!
Several awesome people snapped some iPhone behind-the-scenes of me in 2017 too, so you'll be getting a glance into how goofy I look on the regular in addition to all the other fun stuff!!
So here we go, I'm pulling back the curtain - 2017 behind the scenes!!
When the parking lot between your getting-ready location and the building in which your nuptials will occur is slicker than snot on a doorknob....your bestie carries you, piggyback style.
And naturally, celebrates once safely inside....
Seeing one of my past couples at a current couples' wedding might be one of my favorite things everrrrr! Love and adore Kristy + Travis!!!
You'll see this more than once my friends... I swear, by the time dinner rolls around on wedding days, everybody, and I do mean everybody is a little on the loopy side. BEHOLD, example 1 (of hundreds).
Speaking of dinner time.....a fake bite of food for the camera! Thanks Matt!! haha
I feel ya, kiddo.
Wedding day hydration - very important, folks!
When the bra has just GOT TO GO ;)
That's me, left corner, spoiling your selfies since December 2013!
Remember the dinner time comment? Here are 2 more prime examples!! Hunger = loopy.
When even your DJ's can't avoid the beat...
Pausing for hair-fixing is an all too real part of wedding days. Shoe-checking too apparently - far right groomsman, I'm looking at you bro
When high-fives get intense...
No caption needed....
"I present you with this beautiful golf ball that I found over there in the dirt"
This isn't so much a behind the scenes - it's really here to prove a few points.
Point 1 - Trusting your photographer (even when she asks crazy things of you) is awesome!
Point 2 - Emily + Jon? AWESOME.
Point 3 - When you trek through grass THAT tall, which is/was also wet from rain, and likely filtered with ticks.... you get photos like..........
Casting a spell on Emily and Jon!!!???
Nah, just floofing that veil - Thanks Todd!
Hey look who it is again! This kid hated me I'm fairly certain.
End of night iPhone selfie with Emily and Jon!! I loveeeee when my couples want a photo with me, even when I'm a hot mess of sweat and jacked up bangs, ha!
Random dance parties are the best parties
Don't look at me! I can't help you with this!!
It was about as muggy as your worst nightmare on Julie and Nate's June wedding day - and in between outdoor photos, these two could be found hovering at the AC vents inside haha
SPOTTED! engagement album guest book style!!! Love when I see these at my couples' weddings!
Caught red-handed, or chocolate-faced....and she doesn't even care! This is my kinda kid.
Ask me how many times per year I scoot around on golf carts with venue coordinators, brides and grooms, bridal parties, etc!! Go on, ask! Lorraine and Travis were in tow behind myself and Haley on their July wedding day!
Thanks Haley for these bts iPhone shots!!!
When your bestie is super helpful...maybe a little too helpful...
When grooms hold bouquets...
....and when all the groomsmen hold bouquets....
Another photo with one of my favorite couples ever! Miranda and Trent!! I handed over my camera to a groomsman for this shot, who was all too excited to shoot with that beast! ;) Thanks homie!!
First selfie as the new Mr. & Mrs.!!
When your awesome friends bring you food during golden hour portraits...
.....and it is just soooo good.
(PS - this photo is proof my grooms are just as awesome as my brides, since Trent not only agreed to my sharing this photo, but encouraged me to, hahaha).
Good ol' Trent again, light-tester extraordinaire
One of my favorite bts, iPhone photos of the whole year! Adore this girl so so sooo much!
When I'm not as sneaky as I think I am... Hi Bill!!
It can be easy to forget your comfy shorts are on under there!!
If you look close....you'll see it....a rogue leaf that flew down and surprised the crap out of McKenzie. If only this photo could share the hilarious squeal she let out!
I'd be straight lying to you if I said this kinda stuff never happens during wedding party photos...
When Pumpkin, the resident cat of Faulkner's Ranch decides to crawl out of her nap to come say hello...
.....and photobombs your group shot....
Great timing for an emergency dirty-foot situation, Pumpkin! :)
Future photographer right there!
Spying on my couple literally 30 seconds after saying their I do's!
When outfit changes happen in the great wide open....we can all be thankful your little brother tagged along to your engagement session - with blanket in hand!
Not a golf cart! A gator!! And a full one at that! - we're even hauling a fishing boat in the back!
ACTUAL IPHONE FOOTAGE OF ME LOSING MY MIND - CAN YOU GUESS WHY!!!??!?
Guarantee I'm saying one of my famous lines....."Guys you're in love and this isn't an 8th grade dance, so let those hips touch!!"
Standing in weeds - my favorite past-time.
Explaining to Logan how to "come in hot!!!".............
....Then resorting to demonstrating for him, and Alex just happened to be right there - Thanks for being a good sport, Alex!!
No worries, he nailed it!! This woodsy boho styled shoot was SUCH a highlight of my year!! I'll be blogging the whole thing soon, so stay tuned for that!
How on earth was this my FIRST dog-at-a-wedding?? Love little MoMo, and these ladies!
When the flower girl just desperately wants to watch every little thing that happens to her real life Barbie doll...
Back to that golf cart life for me!
Love those random dance parties, and love Jessica and Chad!!
Lipgloss-transfers happen on the regular!
Shortcuts through dirty alleyways are also an 'on the regular' kinda thing...
Sometimes I photograph the videographers, cause, why not..
When someone prefers no documentation of tie-tying struggles....Sorry Joe!!
"SQUIRREL!" -- when 2 pilots get uber-distracted mid-fist-bump by a plane overhead...
......and then hug it out over their shared love of flying
That bridesmaid life can be a sweat-inducing one!
Apparently hairspray works better than deodorant!? Thanks for the tip, LauraBeth!
Real-life Linus!!?? I think so!!
Back on that gator again!!
Thanks Alex for always being quick on those iPhone shots!!
From the look on my face, I'm likely telling Courtney + Austin "how cuteeeee!" they are!
Open air-reception space got a little chilly for me in October!!
Groomsmen pranks are always a common thread on wedding days...
Styling and shooting bridal details like a BOSS - and making that perfect white curtain work in my favor! ;)
Assistant Jamie, veil floofing in 3...2....1...
That time I constantly prayed for solid windows and zero chance of breakage...
Safely back on the floor I go!
When my bride AND her sweet Dad make the best of a windy wedding day...
When I'm 1000% convinced I've found a kid who belongs to a photographer...
Lipgloss-transferring strikes again!
When my shutter-click-timing is on point - oh Jordan, I adore you haha
Andddddd that's a wrap!! Hope you all enjoyed this peek behind the curtain of all the things you normally don't see!