2017 Wedding Photographer Behind The Scenes

I cant wait to show you my 2017 Wedding Photographer Behind The Scene photos, and I do think I’ll do a “Best Of” of “Faves of 2017”, but before I do, I want to share with you what this year actually looked like for me.

Folks. This was a crazy year. I have never cried so much and laughed so hard and Loved with all my being as I did this year.

The summary:

Jan – Broken Foot – 3 months of recovery, and non-weight bearing life.

April – Started Physio Therapy. My baby turned One. He took his first steps before I took mine.

May – Breaks foot again; wedding season begins. Trip to Evansville Indiana.  I started to sink into a depression at this point.

June – My birthday and anniversary month spent on crutches. But at least I got to go to Nashville to see one of my besties and brother from another mother!

July – Back on my feet end of July, shot my first wedding without crutches (But I did use them off and on)

August – still not walking great, starts physio moves to the country in West Grey Ontario – between Hanover and Durham.  You’ll have to google that, its the middle of nowhere and I LOVE it!  Shot my first Home Birth – and I’m in love with this niche!

Sept – Home school starts, and BUSY wedding month.

Oct – Another busy wedding month, last wedding of my year, and my Daughter’s Brittany’s wedding (I really dont like the phrase step daughter,  but I know you’re all thinking Im too young to have a daughter who’s getting married, so for anyone wondering – she’s my ex’s daughter and she and I have a wonderful relationship). 

Nov – Lets get editing! And Album Designing!  I wanted everyone to have their photos and products before Christmas!

Dec – Up to my eye balls in 2018 inquiries, album packaging, more album designing, print orders, and then R&R. I hustled all year – despite injury, illness and the roller coaster it was – We Did IT! And it was a BLAST!

As I write this from my hotel in Washington State, I really am in a place of reflection, on what I feel I really excelled at this year and where I’m going to make some changes for 2018.

A HUGE Thanks to all my couples and boudie babes who enhanced my life. I truly love what I do because of you.  We bonded, became friends, and that’s the number 1 perk of the job.   You let me into your lives, let me photograph your awesomeness, and I am eternally grateful.

A huge thanks and hugs to my Assistant Jess, and my Associate Hyla, and my Prime & Second shooters BJ, Kristin, Maranda and Amy & Alex.  You gals came through for me in so many ways, and that meant the world to me.  Also to my fabulous makeup artist Jordan – for creating magic with me, over and over again this year. I love you girl!

Alas – Here are some #BTS (Behind the Scenes) shots that remind me just how awesome it all was.

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Posing a bridal party on crutches

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Jess helping me out – I think I only leaned and kneeled on that step ladder.  Rockin the air cast.

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Adjusting boutonnieres. Rockin the air cast.

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Listening to an emotional Father of the Bride as he tells me about his daughter when she was little.

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First wedding that I got the OK to walk – but still needed my crutches for a good part of the day.

 

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Alex, gearing up to read out family portrait groupings!

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Keeping Steps’s gown clean

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veil fun

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More veil fun at Trillium Resort

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Sitting among all of our crap all over the place as we prep for an outdoor first dance.

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Atmosphere aerosol is a super fun, creative photographers tool. I like it. So does Jess.

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Taking a walk through the church before the ceremony – low light, no flash allowed, so high ISO is the name of the game for this one.

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Having a blast at this Toronto Wedding

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Some lightly directed posing during some bridal portraits at Hidden Valley Resort

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Left: Amy (behind the bride) sees a spider – Right: Bridesmaids to the rescue!

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Amy getting some nice, high perspectives for me.

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Putting my feet up after the ceremony (still recovering from my injuries)- I love that HUGE Muskoka chair they have at Trillium Resort!

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More boutonniere work. I handed my camera to the groom and he snapped some shots too lol!

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I have no idea why were BOTH bending down! LOL! I just loved his smile too. So contagious.

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Hyla, organizing the chaos that sometimes comes with family photos. We expect and embrace the chaos – sometimes its like herding cats but we’re good at it 🙂

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Hyla adjusting Jessie’s gown

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More veil play at Nottawasaga Inn.

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Me, at the finish point to my 2017 year!

 

This was just a handful that I collected up – but I liked doing this wedding photographer behind the scenes post so I’ll collect more as I go for next year!

If you enjoyed this Wedding Photographer Behind The Scenes 2017- check out my brief behind the Scenes of a Boudoir Photographer – A quick tribute to my makeup artist and a detailed description of what happens on a boudoir shoot.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Warmly, with Love,

Xo

 

Jen

 

 

 

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