Maybe it’s just me, but after all the excitement of the holiday season, I can feel rather down in the dumps. We spend November working on being thankful, we go right into December counting down each moment and jam-packing a ton of activities in as we celebrate baby Jesus’ birth at Christmas, and then within a week we are sent into a new year. Wow, just thinking about it leaves my head spinning. And yet, we do this every year… and I’m starting to notice a pattern for myself of where I feel a bit overwhelmed with the daunting tasks and unknown future of the new year as I step into early January.
Top 5 Hats You Didn't Know Your Wedding Day Photographer Should Also Be Wearing & 2019 Behind the Scenes
That moment when you realize you're already three days into a new year.... wow, where did the time go? Trust me, we get it! So we sat down quick to take a moment and reflect on this last year and all of the amazing couples and families we got to serve. SUCH an honor! While there are many behind the scenes moments you don't ever get to see, we laughed our way through some of the ones that we captured and it reminded us of all the "other things" we do as photographers on your wedding day. It's an honor and a privilege to walk alongside you and balance these hats. Thanks to all our 2019 clients for trusting us!
So without further ado, we noticed the top 5 hats that your wedding day photographer should also be wearing (and a few fun shots to go with it).
One of the most precious things that happens on a wedding day is uncovering the behind-the-scenes stories and details that aren’t shared with everyone. In fact, I love this so much that we’ve made it a new goal of ours to try to notice the special little things and remember them, so that we can share them after the wedding day. Ariel and Alex’s wedding day at Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie had so many of them, though, that we might not be able to share them all, but we’ll try!
We met Katelyn & Carlos a month prior to their wedding day at Katelyn’s brother’s wedding at Redeemed Farms. They asked to talk with us fast as we were loading up to go home, so we stepped outside of the barn, and they shared they were engaged, getting married, and looking for a wedding photographer the next month – we so happened to have the day open, so we setup a time to meet them for coffee and chat more about their wedding day! And here we are, less than a month later getting to share photos from their wedding day. They told us it would be a rooftop wedding downtown, but you can’t describe the view with words until you actually see it!
Wow, oh wow, oh wow! What can we say about Travis and Lindsey’s wedding day but wow? These two are the sweetest, kindest, most joyful couple there is. We met them at a previous WP bride and groom’s wedding day – Lindsey was the maid of honor and Travis happened to sit at our table during the reception. He shared the story of how these two were dating and as silly as it sounds, we fell in love with this couple, and both Mark and I left Becca & Connor’s wedding day wishing that someday we would be able to photograph Travis and Lindsey’s day. So flash forward a few years and here we were, standing at Redeemed Farms in Scandia, MN – a beautiful farmstead reception venue that has a Magnolia-style farmhouse, cute cottages, a gorgeous well-lit barn with both downstairs and upstairs spots, plenty of adorable yard spaces to play games and connect with loved ones, and an outdoor ceremony location amidst the vineyards. This time, Becca was the matron of honor to Lindsey (fun how roles can change in a few years) and Connor was the one attending the wedding.
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