On Friday Joe and I celebrated our 5th Anniversary! I don't feel like we've been married but for a minute, or that we are even old enough to have 'almost' two kiddos! Time truly does fly when you are having fun! Those who know us personally know that I am a bit spoiled by this wonderful man...and those who REALLY know us are laughing at the VERY true reality of that statement! I get it, I'm lucky:) He is the best husband I could have never even dreamed up, and that's no lie. But really, enough sappy...he's just really great and I am so thankful for him. Thankful for the husband and dad that he is, and for who he is to our family.
Which brings me to my next point: One of my favorite parts of this job are getting to do it with Joe! For the last few years we have shot every wedding together and have developed a bit of telepathy when we are working. A large number of photos on this blog are his- but he doesn't care much about credit. In fact, I have to MAKE him look at the blog posts to see all of his great shots. This year, when I have been pregnant for roughly 90% of the weddings we shot, he has really picked up the ole preggo slack- and has done more than his fair share without complaint. He is such a patient, patient individual..and one of the most serving and selfless people I have ever known. I've been collecting some photos we take of each other over the past few wedding seasons and have been wanting to share them for such a long time. Since I am in total nesting and purging and 'get things off my to do list mode' there is no better time! We just really love our job as wedding photographers. We love working together and we love working with such amazing clients. And I love having such a talented and helpful hubby who just makes things fun! For me and for our clients!
Here is a little behind the scenes glimpse of us when we are working. Really, mostly back of the head shots..and mostly of Joe, but still a few good ones. Enjoy the commentary as well:) Happy 5 years, babe!
Some of these weddings haven't even hit the blog yet so get excited! Oh, and don't judge us because we may or may not only have like 2 wedding outfits that we wear. You know, we like to keep it classy. Once you find the outfit you can sweat, bend, freeze, move in....you tend to stick with it;)
Professional flower and dress holder...and crinoline adjuster. Joe will fluff that crinoline before you can even blink!
If we can work a 5d mark 3, we can work an iPhone;)
Joe is 6'4". He's the best at getting "All the Single Ladies" in order!
Some people are more excited than others about the bouquet toss! Check out that wing span!
Again, the height is good for so much- like running as fast as possible out of my shot in three strides so I can get the veil in the wind after tossing it up. And doing that, oh, about 15 times in a row.
Gotta love a man who is not afraid to manhandle a dress.
Don't know how to cut your cake? We're here to help:)
Honorary bridesmaid: Joe.
Let me fix those hairs for you!
We're really fun. I promise. Most of these ladies are smiling and having a great time- even though it was February and FREEZING!
See, we're fun!
Dude, get out of my shot!
Light, more light!
Dark first dance- can't have that. More light, Joe!
Train and Veil Wrangler to the rescue!
Don't mind us, just fixing the train. Again.
More single ladies.
Whenever Joe shows the bride a shot on the back of his camera and they start oohing and ahhing, I have to run over and show them mine. You know, to prove I got a good one ,too;) Healthy competition.
We probably adjust the veil, oh, 200 times in a wedding day. We are quite psycho about it actually.
Ok, now look longingly into each other's eyes. Ha!
A rare belly bump shot. This was almost 2 months ago. Use your imagination to think of how HUGE I am now.
"Joe, go pretend you are the bride and walk down the isle so I can check the white balance."
Let's all try to really not fall into the fountain.
Dont mind Joe while he creepily touches you;)
Sarah, you look awesome...but again, the veil. It needs attention. Joe to the rescue!
This spot of grass, not that spot of grass.
Hope you've enjoyed this behind the scenes look! Can't wait to recap our year later this week on the blog. I know 2014 is going to be fabulous with our new baby boy addition coming soon. We will have much to share. Enjoy some rest this rainy Sunday!