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2013 Behind the Scenes

Just for fun, here are a handful behind-the-scenes photos from a couple of weddings this year. I thought about going back through and grabbing all my “sync shots” (I’ll explain) but, seriously, no one cares and that would be a lot of work. Big thank you to all the great photographers I’ve worked with over the course of the year, and a special tip of the hat here to those who took a moment to grab one of me in action. Here’s what I look like at weddings:


Possibly my favorite ever. Sorry for the compression and weird-looking-ness of this photo – it’s been to Facebook and back again. Still, who could deny a wedding photographer herp derp?


More derping. I’m good at this.


I’m honestly not sure what I’m trying to demonstrate. No part of a cake-cutting involves that hand motion.

StephenJanuary 9, 2014 - 4:22 pm

These are all beyond awesome-sauce!

The Elegant DJ (Edward Entertainment)January 10, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Love it. Used my daughter’s favorite word – derpy.

AnnaJanuary 28, 2014 - 10:58 am

LOL! Love it :)

Greece: Preview

It’s been radio silence on the blog here for a month, and that’s because George and I just came back from an epic adventure in Greece. In short, Greece is really freaking awesome. I have many, many more pictures to share but I suspect it might be a while before I’m motivated to get them up. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek. On our four-year wedding anniversary, George and I hiked up to the monasteries of Meteora – from the 14th century, built atop these outrageously cool rock formations.


It’s my first day back, so I’m catching up on emails and phone calls and scads of things. We’ll talk soon.

2013 Year in Review: One

I’ve spent some time trying to figure out how to properly start this post. My first instinct was to write “2013 was a crazy year.” And then I skipped back to my 2012 review and that is exactly what I said last year. So I suppose I’ll just move onto gratitude. I am so grateful that I get to do this for a living, that my clients are so incredibly cool and laid-back and in love, that this work allows me the flexibility to hustle on my own schedule, and have time to actually live my life. I’m grateful that this industry, and wedding photographers in particular, are such generous, friendly and helpful people. I’m grateful that I get to shoot the way I want to shoot and people actually like it and pay me to do it. I’m grateful that my little baby business is getting pretty grown up. I’m grateful that my body continues to work for me, and that even when I feel burnt-out and used up, I can always bring it when I get a camera in my hands.

Meigh McNamee-MahaffeyDecember 13, 2013 - 1:34 am

Look how much joy you got to be a part of! I agree 100%, we should definitely be grateful to work in such an awesome field. Hope your 2014 is even brighter!

Sherry BoothJanuary 9, 2014 - 1:08 am

Brilliant & Beautiful – such creativity!