This past year (2014)Â was our most booked year yet! We photographed more weddings in a season than any season prior and we traveled a TON!Â We actually dont take that many photographs of each other or ourselves during the year with our nice cameras. Our whole life is documented via iPhones and I want to be a bit better with that this year. I’m hearing a collective, “me too!” over the internet from my fellow photographers. AmIRight?? In spite of that sad fact, we do have some fun shots of ourselves working at our weddings and sessions.Â At most weddings, we snap a few shots of each other in action since we love each other. I see Dan concentrating so hard during sessions and I just want to keep that adorableness forever so I take pictures of it! I take photos of myself in mirrors because I want to remember that moment and that we were there, chosen to photograph this event for two people who are madly in love. My favorite this year was the photograph I took of myself with Diamond Head in the background. I was setting up for a shot I took of the wedding dress (imagine the dress in the photo instead of me and thats the shot). I wanted to remember that we were there. We were invited. We were chosen to be a part of that day, in that place, with our cameras. I was so happy. Thats what that photo is for.
Definitely a favorite post to gather images for! Here is a look behind the scenes of us at work in 2014:
A “Dan” photobomb.
It. Was. Freezing.
Standing on a ledge above a set of stairs? Sometimes you gotta take a risk eh?
Would you guys be willing to take your family formals in the snow? Please? Ok yay!!!
I was SO happy this day to be a part of this wedding. It was really really good day to be us.
Gorgeous couple in the snow on a horse and carriage ride? No biggie… just a photographers dream.
That time we photographed first dances in the dark, holding video lights in our left hands and being bitten by fire ants at the same time…. #likeaboss
Dan looking like he could be a groomsman in this Puerto Rico wedding. (He’s so cute!!!)
Can you hold our hats for us?
Testing the light…. always a stand in.
Dan making pretty pictures.
That wedding where four of our past couples were there… and now one more for 2015. (also….CONGRATS EMILY AND JASON FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE BABY GIRL!!!!!)
Dan taking some of our favorite images of the year… no big deal.
Interesting side note: Dogs love Dan. He has been kiss attacked at a large number of shoots this year. They cant get enough of him.Â
Driving the Bride around is part of the job sometimes.
He’s adorable. (This is clearly a Dan-centric post but you can forgive me right?)
Taking pics on a boat.
Typical Maine wedding scene. We are so BLESSED!
Another shot where I just thought he looked handsome.
Second to last wedding of the year and I FINALLY got to use my new “Hold Fast Money Maker” camera strap.Â
My job: get the people lined up for Dan’s shot. Not easy…. but when there are adorable kiddos in pearl leather jackets, sometimes I gotta go in and take a photo myself!
I. Was. Freezing. It was May. Maine… you are so unpredictable. Right Emily and Jason?
That time I was ASKED to get up close and take photos during the ceremony. I WAS DYING WITH EXCITEMENT!!!!! I can most definitely do that.
Blueberry Fields make for pretty gorgeous photographs.
I matched… and it looked like I had a giant blueberry purse.
Posing with the cake… a common happening for me.
No big deal, just the fire department showing up at the ceremony since the FIRE ALARM went off!
Nice creative shot of me… thanks Dan.
Photobooth’s are kind of my favorite thing ever.
It was my birthday and it was the last wedding of the year. I was having a pretty awesome day I must say.
Dan always lays down in the not cool stuff when the desired photo calls for it… even if it was my idea. Thats a good man.
This was a particularly hard room to photograph in since the WHOLE wall was a mirror. I tried pretty much the whole hour to keep myself our of the shots and it was not easy.
Again…. Dan on the ground.
Just sacrificing his pants so the brides shoes would be clean for her.
THE GIANT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!
And yet again…. Dan on the ground.
These two…. I cant even tell you how much I love em. Look how CUTE!
Wardrobe assistant and photographer. Im going to keep him folks.
And I dance…. shamelessly.
When he’s this far away, I have to read his mind and tell the bridal party what to do for the shot I THINK he wants to take.Â
You thought you’d seen the last of Dan on the ground didnt you? Well you were wrong. This is seconds before he ALMOST got the camera really really wet. Whew.
Again… some of my fave couples of the year. Did I tell you that they helped us move? That’s right…. down three flights of stairs… all our furniture. #wearesolucky
Details on Waikiki beach. No biggie.
And we will finish off with one of my most favorite moments of the whole year: Photographing Karen and Roshan’s wedding on Cape Cod. This was taken during Roshan’s baraat. It was SO FUN and I was kind of overwhelmed realizing that I was there a part of this SUPER FUN event, invited to photograph this happy happy moment. Our past clients, Mara and Will were there, and I was just crazy happy. I needed to keep that moment for myself too so we took this selfie. I love that Will is in the background, smiling away. It really was a magical moment, one of those life moments you keep forever.Â
So yeah…. it’s a really special job we have.