As we were gearing up to leave the office for the better part of a month (yay for summer vacation!), I realized I had yet to share the “Behind the Scenes” gems from the first half of our 2015 work year. These images aren’t really informative, they don’t serve any purpose, and they’re only flattering about half the time. But they’re fun, and they’re funny, and if nothing else, I like having a record of the kind of shenanigans we get up to while we’re earning a paycheck.
So feel free to stick around if you like funny faces, weird poses, Mack’s pictures of my butt #sorrynotsorry, or if you’ve ever wondered what we wear to a wedding (Spoiler alert… we don’t have uniforms.). We’ll start with one of the funny faces!
About the calmest you’ll ever see me “behind the scenes” is on Newborn Session days…
Because normally, well, we look like this:
I get SUPER into demonstrating bridal poses…
But Mack still manages to look better than me when he’s just standing there.
… ok. Not always.
nothing is as fun as demonstrating engagement session posing… even when the snuggles are sweaty.
Sometimes, the way we stand to take a photograph looks absolutely normal.
Other times… notsomuch.
Oh yeah, Nikki was definitely standing on the edge of a rock with a snake under it while taking this photo… I didn’t tell her about the snake. WORTH IT.
I’ve noticed when looking through these “Behind the Scenes” images that once I demonstrate to a client how to stand for a portrait (which usually involves some sort of hip-popping because I’m sassy like that), I tend to just STAY that way. Sassy shooting stance?
Either way, our ink is usually on display, so if you’re offended by tattoos, we’re probably not a good fit for you. 😉
Mack is already teaching our son how to look like a stud in a light-testing image…
… but hey, Mack? That’s not how you’re supposed to test a flash.
Our jobs aren’t always just about photographs. Sometimes we’re fixing a broken zipper just minutes before a bride is supposed to walk down the aisle…
… and sometimes we’re having intense conversations with beautiful children about the intricacies of Mermaid society (which I obviously know about because I’m a real mermaid DUH just ask Charlotte.)
And sometimes we get muddy, and have to rinse off in the creek before we’re allowed back in the car.
Either way, our jobs are always best with other killer vendors by our side…
And whenever we possibly can, we try to sneak onto the floor for a dance.
The first half of this year was kind of wonderful. How about we do it all over again in the fall?