2015 Behind the Scenes
Atlanta Athens GA Georgia Engagement Wedding Photographer

January 21, 2016

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I always get nostalgic at the start of a new year.  Each January, I go through a complete overhaul of my business, which includes updating images on my website, reorganizing photos, & safely storing all backups of the last year’s weddings.  As I’ve dug through my 2015 photos over the past couple weeks, I have loved reliving so many memories.  I am so blessed to work with such incredible brides & grooms, and I’m so grateful to have such an outstanding team by my side.

This is my first ever “behind the scenes” post, and while sharing these photos might be a little embarrassing for me (apparently I wore the same 3 outfits to all of my 25 weddings last year?!), I hope they give you an inside peak into what I do… Or at least what I do while shooting. :)  Thank you to my assistants for snagging these photos of me working!

First, let me introduce my oh-so-glamorous milk crate that’s always with me & probably deserves a proper name by now…

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My assistants are used to running in a million directions on wedding days to ensure the day runs smoothly… :)

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I love hanging dresses in trees… and then trying to climb them to get the best angle.

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When I actually catch my assistant trying to take behind-the-scenes photos of me, I pose. :)

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Sneaking close-ups of the bouquet & ring because I LOVE details…

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Dress carrying… another forte of mine.

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Then there are the times your assistant catches you having way too much fun at the reception. Oh, and that time my bride pulled me onto the dance floor.

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Is it the wind causing the veil to blow? Or is it my assistant tossing it into the air? Answer: It’s about 50/50 so you’ll never know!

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Before & After

While perusing through behind-the-scenes photos, it dawned on me that it might be kind of fun to see a “before & after.”  Below you can see the way I took a shot & the final photo that resulted.

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If you look closely, you’ll see my assistant standing on a table and shaking the cherry blossom tree to produce the photo on the right. Don’t worry, we got permission first!

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Claire Diana