It's finally time for one of our favorite posts of the year. It's behind the scenes time! It's always great for us to look back and reflect on all the weddings and families we've photographed, as well as all of the wonderful people we've met along the way. It leaves us feeling happy, accomplished, and super grateful! As for you guys, well you get to laugh at all of the crazy antics, compromising positions, and fun-loving foolery that make us who we are. Of course it's a little embarrassing, but we're willing to do that for you, haha! ;)
Let's kick it off with some of us shooting...and maybe a little bag lady action, wine toting, and posing direction. Julia does a great 'mime in a box' don't you think?
Sometimes we just need to be a little bit taller. Jacqui claims to hate that she drives a minivan but she certainly draws attention to it by jumping on the top to photograph bridal parties... more than once!
It's no secret that we love the challenge of getting great expressions from kids and these photos show it! We will hi-5, chase, toss, tickle, be punching bags or jungle gyms, play peek-a-boo, sing ridiculous songs that we don't really know the words to, and sometimes jump into traffic (ahem... Julia) to get what we want. It's what we're known for and what mom and dad love!
The many faces of Jac&Jules. Are we happy? Surprised? Witnessing a tsunami? Not quite sure, but I know we're having fun!
And some things just can't be explained. Feel free to guess what the hell is going in here... Whatever Julia did has grandma clutching her chest, haha!
At least she has mastered her reception entrances...
We've been known to be a little chatty (ok, let's face it Jacqui is definitely worse!). We can be seen here having some serious heart-to-hearts, even with our littlest subjects.
We like to show our flexibility! You'll often find us bending, squatting, sitting, laying, kneeling and striking otherwise odd poses even while standing, but I think it's clear that the deep squat is our go-to...
Sometimes we subject the husbands to our odd requests too. Check out the reach Troy is getting with that make-shift diffuser (err, blanket), and Mikey's a pretty cute test subject for lighting.
And let's just say not all angles are good angles... Is Jacqui birthing a baby feet first in front of that family?! Oh, the horror!!!
We are always willing to lend a helping hand. Sometimes that means trying to rip the most indestructible aisle runner in the history of man mid ceremony exit so everyone stops tripping!
We also have a love affair with light stands. Apparently they are an excellent stand-in for a groom in a pinch.
Sometimes we just can't get out of each others way, and it's like a game of Where's Waldo while we edit! Can you spot the photographer?
Who doesn't love to be requested for a photo now and then?! Makes us feel so loved (blush)!
But the absolute best part of our job, hands-down, year after year, is putting smiles on the faces of all of you who trust us with preserving your story. So thank you, and cheers to an even better 2018!