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Behind the Scenes 2015

Wow!  It really is incredible to think how much goes into a year!  Sometimes memories feel like just the other day and sometimes they feel like it was years ago!  Looking back at these behind the scenes really leaves me beyond thankful for each and every one of our brides and grooms.  This was another year of beautiful weddings but best of all, leaving with them as friends and family!  We are forever grateful, and so honored to have been a part of each wedding day and to capture some of the most special moments that leaves us in tears!  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for supporting this small little business of ours!  I still pinch myself that I once had this little dream to be a professional wedding photographer, and that this is really my career!!  And because this blog has been a little abandoned over the past year, we have some major updating, but for now, we thought we would start the new year off with some laughs from our BTS!  Definitely not the prettiest of pictures but definitely good for some laughs! And probably one of the longest blogs YET!  Nothing like coming back with a bang, right?:-)  Thanks for a fun 2015 year and all with my hubby by my side!

We DO get to shoot pretty pictures…

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Annapolis, you have my heart!!

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And then sometimes…they’re not the prettiest of pictures but they make for some good BTS!

Because oh you know, just walking like I’m one of the bridesmaids:-)

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Or hey, is it okay if I’m the third wheel today?  Looks like we are all smiles so it may just be a go:-)

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Well, hello there stool!  Thank you, Sandy, for letting me borrow yours!:-)

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This may give you a little perspective on Matt’s height;-)

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Matt thinking this is his first look!

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“What?!?  I’m not getting married today?!?”

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Sometimes I like to think it’s my first look!

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HAHA, I know, JUST KIDDING!!

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Self-portrait?!?

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My second shooter;-)

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“Where’s Matt?”

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Oh, there you are:-)

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Just modeling in a vineyard!

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Oh the details…

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…and again, is this REALLY Matt’s perspective?!???  #imreallyshort

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Same day slideshows…

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Just a little date night shooting together:-)

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Stand-in groomsmen;-)

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Wow!  Am I really that bossy?!? :-)

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Incognito!

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Where’s Waldo Kristi?

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Hi there, cutie!  Oh, and can you get on my level for a second:-)

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Seriously, we have the BEST couples!!

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“Now, you need a nuzzle!!” :-)  One of my favorite memories!!  Love you Kaitlin + Eli!!

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Hey, it’s a plane!

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Or maybe…hey, did you forget you aren’t at a kid’s birthday party anymore? ;-) #kidatheart #everyonelovesFrozenright #thesethingsstayonforeverrrr

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Umm, babe, you’re not in the wedding party!  Don’t worry, Conner, I got this covered:-)

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Hello there again, my little stool friend.

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But see, maybe I’m not the only one who needs a stool!! :-)

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Okay, okay, maybe I am.  When you are as tall as the guests on your knees, I think you’ve got the height department covered!

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The hottest day of the year and these two are still smiling!!  Seriously, the best couples ever!!

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My favorite exit of the year!!  Ceremony bubble exit!!  Even if I had to walk backwards and pray I didn’t fall down the steps!

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The places we have to stand to get the shot.  I’m on a cliff, ya’ll!!

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Oh, you didn’t know we were more than just wedding photographers?!? :-)  You can just call us professional bustlers (definitely not a word!), and cake cutters!

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Some of our favorite parts of the day…

Making new little buddy friends…

2016-01-01_00362016-01-01_0037Attempting to make you laugh…haha, okay, I’m really not that funny but thanks for humoring me:-)…

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“Whip it around your head like a helicopter?!”  Haha, see?  Warned you. Not funny!  But seriously, you girls are the best!

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Seeing past KMP brides and current KMP brides and having them both have been in each other’s weddings!  Love all you four!!

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And seeing some of your best friends as guests at weddings!  Especially when you document one of the last pictures before they became parents 12 days later:-)
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Back to my other role of directing traffic and checking my shot:-)2016-01-01_0042

Umm, babe, it’s Kaitlin + Eli’s wedding day!2016-01-01_0043

I know, you really want to be in the shots:-)2016-01-01_0044

And I really want to be a conductor:-)2016-01-01_0045

Apparently I traded in my camera for my phone;-)
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Test shot!  Except that I’m over here, Matt:-)
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Capturing the little moments…2016-01-01_0048

Always showing up in pics;-)2016-01-01_0049

A dream come true…a real Jedi!  May the FORCE be with you.2016-01-01_0050

Practicing our runway skills…but I think we’ll stick with our day jobs;-)
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We both specialize in cake cutting…AND showing up in our couples pictures…2016-01-01_0052

You all really wanted us in your shot, right?!?  ;-)
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2016-01-04_00062016-01-04_0007And sometimes, Matt is just the coolest that guests want to take a picture with him…2016-01-01_0053

Or take a picture of us…2016-01-01_0054

Or want to swap places and you get images like this that you can’t believe you’re sharing!!2016-01-01_0055

And sometimes, you actually get a good pic of yourselves on the job because the wedding party is the sweetest and wants to document a pic of us because they think we never get any…2016-01-01_0056

Which is almost true except for the times where we take pictures of each other;-)  And when they are side by side, almost are an accurate representation of our height difference!!2016-01-01_0057

Or when we take more self-portraits…2016-01-01_0058

or of each other snapping details…and please note-I may have been feeling a little tall this day because looooookkkkk, I actually had to shrink for a minute;-)2016-01-01_0059

Or graceful veil whisper;-)…even in the rain!!
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Matt just checking out what my perspective looks like when I look up to him;-)2016-01-01_0061

Peek-a-boo!
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Or maybe I should just get this guy;-)  Because that looks a little easier!2016-01-01_0064Maybe Matt needs to stick with the humor department because that’s a higher ratio of laughs for him!2016-01-01_0065

And still laughing!
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Teaching groomsmen how to “break their legs” since the Watch Me release…2016-01-01_0067

Other jobs include but are not limited to professional food taster;-)  No one wants to eat after I have touched everything, right??  Gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot!  :-)2016-01-01_0068

This may just caption us on a wedding day…BOOM, we did it…andddd before the rain…and then Matt, always creeping into my shots:-)2016-01-01_0069

Or sometimes Chinese fortunes like to creep their way in…oh wait, that’s just the menu;-)2016-01-01_0070

Professional stand-in, test shot model;-)2016-01-01_0071

These are a few of my favorite things and why we love our couples so much…always making us laugh!!  Never a dull moment!!2016-01-01_0072See what I mean…these faces!!  “Ummm, guys, I know you want to keep on snuggling but did you hear that?!  That may have been a thunder?!”…

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Or, maybe just the largest spider you have EVERRR seen!!!  Que shrieks here!!

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As I said, professional cake cutters…

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Cake, cake, and moreeee cake!!  Isn’t he the cutest?!?

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Kristi, your missing everything!  The wedding isn’t over here!!

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I actually love this one so much because one of our goals this year was to look at what you shoot before just snapping away!  Proud wife over here:-)

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Seriously, so bossy!! ;-)2016-01-01_0077

My favorite test shot model…again:-)

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Again and againnnnnnn!!!!  Kelly Clarkson anyone??  Name that song!

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My photographer stance doesn’t seem to change too much:-)

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Um, hi, I’m a giant and I seriously have no where to go!! ;-)

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I can’t even caption this because I have NOOO IDEAAA but I LOVE it!!  Love you, Kristin!!

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Look up at me…

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And now, I’ll just be over here:-)

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Just one for the books because this Navy Chapel wedding was a dream!!  Congrats to Anthony + Megan!

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Just shooting the most gorgeous dress in one of my favorite venues!!  And maybe even with George Washington:-)

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Guess I should probably look at the back of my hair more often;-)

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And there you are sock bun!

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When it’s a good DIY bun day, you have your husband capture it so you can do it again!  (Insert, never been able to get it like that again!)

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Just pinching myself that this is what I get to do!

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And still appearing in my shots…even in transparency form;-)

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Creeping up on M’s shot.  Don’t worry, I got this shot…or wait…maybe I need that other lens..

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But are you really going to throw it to me?!?

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But truly, through all of the silliness, at the end of the day, we are so grateful for each and every one of you who keep this dream alive!  For all of the incredible, talented vendors and friends we get to work with…

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to the man who is with me through it all…

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to the love that our couples share…(and my tip-toes for giving me height!)

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We love you!…

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Even years later…

and even as you take the time to take one last pic before you leave for your honeymoon!!  (Note: I may get a little excited!)…

We truly can’t thank you all enough and if we could, we would jump through the screen and give each of you the biggest hugs!!  You all have left some of the best memories in our hearts and there hasn’t been a wedding day that I wasn’t crying behind my lens at some point with tears of happiness and excitement for you!…2016-01-01_0096 From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for giving us some of the greatest gifts-just by sharing your love with us!!  Thank you for a great 2015 and until next year’s BTS…if you’re still reading!  XOXO

 

  • Abby Inglefield

    Love this! And you definitely aren’t that bossy it was just that HOT!! What a lucky bunch of KMP Brides (and Grooms)!ReplyCancel

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