IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!!!! Yup, you guessed it! Behind the Scenes 2019! I can not believe that in just a few days we are going to be entering into a new decade! It’s so crazy!! This blog post is something I started to do a few years ago and each year I just feel the need to keep it going. As you know the photos you see take a lot of work behind the scenes to have them look that way… different angles, the veil flip, that perfect fluff of the dress when standing still….someone’s gotta do it! We here at Ali B Photography are professionals and we get the job done!
I am so thankful to get to do what I do! I have the best coupes and families in the world and I can not thank them enough! Cheers to 2020. Let’s take a look at Behind The Scenes 2019.
Here we are starting with the first wedding of the year May 2019. When we get this shot of the bride and her dad walking down the aisle, we take so many and we work fast to be sure to get out of the way from the other photographer shooting back or front. I always try to get that one photobomb shot just so I know I will have it for the blog when the time comes for BTS. Thanks Lisa for being perfectly centered for this photo!
That perfect fluff of the dress. We got you. Always.
Sometimes when I am shooting portraits of the bride and groom, my second photographer is shooting reception details and can not stay with me to help with somethings. It really all depends on the timeline and where cocktail hour is held. For this wedding ,I had this lovely MOH stay behind with me so she can help me with a few things…. She was so wonderful and happy to help and did all I needed her to do.
It just doesn’t get much better than being with people on the happiest day of their life for a living. But sometimes the wind will take over.
Rocking her MOH duties!
Even when we are all done with the veil, she stayed behind to watch and held all the things for the bride and groom.
We get so excited when a couple learns their first dance. We just need to be as close to the floor as we can to capture every single side of it!
So if you’re looking for two poised professionals to capture your most special day, look no further.
We make sure to test the lights out on the dance floor before you get announced….
We help to hold your flowers if you need to use your hands. We also look into the sun for you when portraits are at that peek sun time during the day.
I will set up the shot and then show you the next thing I want you to do.
If it isn’t right, I will just fix it. NBD. Beach weddings= No shoes…. but lots of dress fluffing perfecting! Sometimes I will pose like I am in the photo… and sometimes I will not….
When everyone is looking at the person making the speech.. someone is looking at the bride and groom…. or the back of the camera to be sure the light is just right!
Oh Hey! Just pretend like I am not even here…..
We work closely with Videographers a lot. We be sure to communicate and tell each other where we will be for the shot that we need. Sometimes I just shoot a bunch to be sure my lighting is right before the big moment happens.
Always protecting that train!
We are always willing to go outside to shoot in any kind of weather! For this one, it was thunderstorms and downpours, but it cleared up and we were outside for awhile with them! With and without umbrellas. Also…. many of us vendors have kids so if we need to do something one handed… we are masters!
A car or a gold cart might be coming, but don’t move!
When you fluff the dress before fluffing the veil…..
The Dream Team as we like to call ourselves.
Always there to get that perfect fluff.
It is always so much fun getting to work beside so many different creatives each wedding!
There is never a moment where I am NOT thinking of the next shot.
Sometimes we shoot in the road….
And we do all we can to be sure the dress does not get muddy!
Many venues will deliver appetizers to you guys while we are taking photos! If I don’t need you, you can totally eat all you want! 🙂
Beabout Exposure, Phil is helping me test out some lighting! Like A BOSS.
Sometimes,I break out my dancing shoes… I just LOVE first looks! This venue had a beautiful space on the porch and one of us was able to be next to the groom, while I went off to a side porch. It was great for us to get those intimate angles we needed.
And it was so sweet to have that intimate first row spot as a photographer! We all were just glad Morgan didn’t fall! She nailed her shots and I was able to not see her for the ones I delivered in their gallery!
Ya gotta get that back shot of the whole ceremony!
You know…just testing more lighting!
Sometimes on your wedding day, while out taking sunset portraits, a group passes you to get to their boat… Then they invite you on for that special sun set cruise! I will never forget this! Trying to master the veil flip without bumping into servers!
I do not mess around with our portrait time together! Directing is one thing I do best. 🙂 We have fun and we get it done!
Same day slide show preview from a few guests. I love their reactions.
A sparkler exit needs a few test runs with off camera flash…. Also, when you have amazing videographers, they need to get that mic on you….
and sometimes when we need to get that perfect dress shot, we will tell through doors to tell people not to come into the room or the dress will fall…
First look. Back Center. HEYYYY! I just love each and every one of my brides and grooms! I also love it when we get a photo together! I need more of these in 2020.#addmetoyourshotlist
I even love getting a photo with guests!
When you do a first look with your girls and your hair dresser stays…. but she can’t see over the ladies so she stands on a chair! First look front and center. Don’t worry…she hid when the bride came out.
Wedding party portraits are my JAM.
Winter Beach Wedding…. Where everyone is bundled except the bride and groom and I love them for it!
Just setting up the camera for a cold winter wedding day sunset.We are not cold….you’re cold.
Light check master, LISA! The two were my first wedding of the year. It rained on their wedding day a bit and when it came time for portraits, we did not have enough light to do them outside. They had beautiful portraits inside, but they were wanting that beach session together. So we set up a date close to their 6month anniversary to have a beach portrait session. I am so glad we did this because their portraits are absolutely gorgeous! I had to get in a photo with them and their lovely MOH who continued her duties after the wedding day!
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