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).
Not a word? Puh-lease. You get the idea ;) Your photographer's main job during the day is to capture it, but the second main job? Helping you feel at ease throughout it. Whether the day is running behind, you're not sure if your hair looks the right way, or you just don't know, it's your photographers' job to help you to breathe and be able to just enjoy the day.
2. Carry ALL the things.
Mark & I joke that one of the many job "responsibilities" he has is to be a pack mule, because we are often carrying everything! (Thankfully, he knows how to make us laugh throughout it like shoving the reflector into his coat so he can still take photos at the same time) Your photographer should be a team player on your day so if that means helping in any way they can -- even running to grab the flowers you forgot, carrying your purse/glasses/wallet/etc. -- they're there to help.
3. Official boutonnière pinner.
I can't tell you how many times we show up at a wedding and all the groomsmen are standing in a room together with one of the bridesmaids or personal attendant and they're asking each other, "Do you know how to pin a boutonnière?" Don't worry, we got this! I think we pinned (or re-pinned) boutonnière at every wedding we shot this year. It's an art getting them on in a way that doesn't allow them to fall over or poke anyone in a close range.
4. Mr. & Mrs. Fix-It
You seriously have enough to think about on your wedding day. In fact, we'd love for you to get to the point where you don't have to think but just be -- just enjoy the joy of the day! That's why your photographer has to be someone who notices even the smallest of details that need to be tweaked, because you shouldn't have to.
5. The "Walk Alongside You" Visual Aid
Sometimes, an explanation isn't enough, so the good news is that there are two of us! Chances are you've never done a first look, never cut a cake before as a couple, never posed so much before a camera, and so many other nuances that happen on a wedding day. That's why we're here as your wedding day photographers to help you through the excitement (and some confusion) of the day! We'll laugh along with you as we show you some of our tips and tricks for your day. Saving your first kiss for your wedding? That's Mark's favorite as he shared at the last wedding we had where that happened that he'd be happy to demonstrate how to kiss your wife on a regular basis -- he's a silly guy ;)
Thanks to all our amazing 2019 couples (those pictured & not)! We truly feel like you're family!
And an extra special thanks to my hubby for doing this photography journey with me!
Even if it means you step in my shot a time or two ;)
2019, thanks for the fun!
Hey! We're Mark & Lindsay!
We're a husband and wife wedding and portrait photographer team! What exactly does that mean? You'll have to find out more about us but the basic idea is that Lindsay rocks all the portrait sessions and Mark joins in the fun for engagements and wedding days (because #lifewiththreekids)!
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