Welcome back. It’s been quite the year. I gave birth. 2020 I broke my leg. 2021 I gave birth. At this point it just seems like I’m abusing my body for fun. But on a real note, this year has been so fun! We have gotten to meet and reconnect with so many wonderful people. I am reminded each wedding that this is the profession I was created and called to do.
Now, on a realer note, if you’re new to this whole ‘behind the scenes’ thing, let me explain.
Several years ago I had decided I wanted to make a year end blog post of all the behind the scenes images of me and Jan Jan throughout the wedding season. I knew of other photographers that did this and they always turned out so cute! I told mom to start grabbing shots of me working so I could add them to a blog. I quickly realized that I’m not the easy, breezy, beautiful cover girl like I thought I was. What I got was more comparable to a ’90s Toyota. Sturdy. Dependable. A few dents on the side. Makes weird noises. See, I thought I wanted to paint this pretty picture of what weddings would look like with me as your photographer. What I realized is that I actually wanted an accurate representation of exactly what you’re getting when you hire me. I’m a little weird. I talk really fast when I get excited. I make awful thinking faces. I use hand gestures wayyyy too much. I’m real. So before you start scrolling, don’t expect to find some perfectly posed picture of me or Jana. We don’t know how to look poised.
For those of you who are familiar with this annual post, thanks for coming back. I’m glad we didn’t scare you off. Because some of these faces could protect your crops.
Also, big shoutout to Grammy Jan! She has been doing these every weekend with me for the past 13 years. Whew.. That’s 13 years of veil flips, backwards running, us arguing over where to hang the dress, early morning drive-thru breakfasts, more arguing, and about a thousand different stories. You the real MVP.
Resting Overworked Face Why does my skin tone look like I belong to the Cullen family? You take better pictures while your mouth is wide open. Sir, that’s not what I meant by “get closer”. A pregnant lady photographing bartenders serving beautiful mixed drinks. These were full of water. She works out. A montage of me communicating with my hands. And eyebrows. I use a lot of eyebrows. This speaks for itself. I’m short.
Me: Hi. It’s raining. Can I come in too?
We will get in there and get allllll the booty shots when the dress is being zipped up. Don’t make eye contact. You’ll be forced to give the Midwestern no-teeth smile. Veils will forever confuse me.
They’re like the 8th Wonder of the World.
Low quality picture.
High quality chins.
Good! I like the enthusiasm! Never mind. Too much enthusiasm. Casually asking J-Dawg where she found this in early October when there isn’t foliage. Fairly sure Jquan was supposed to be transporting the dress for details. But, Solar System fun facts are way more fun. Again, a true mystery. I mean just look at Josh.
Team meeting. We love an angry, Type A, list oriented Queen Yeah! I can totally help you with that! Yeah, no. I’m gonna need some help. Its about drive. Its about power. We stay hungry. We devour. Candy table got me weak. My hot pregnant butt trying to show how to get a flattering pose. Oh the irony. It’s a no bones day. When the couple tells you they have a special table designated for you for dinner. We’ve shot at Pebble Creek a dozen times and somehow Janica hasn’t fallen down these steps. When you only have 7 out of 35 family members for family formals. You make it work. Redneck Christmas card Hey Siri, how close is Chick-Fil-A to me? Closer. I need you all closer. Oh Janice. You are the absolute best light tester there ever was. The calm before the storm. Family Formals. “Hey Lynds, let me get a cute pregnancy picture of you”
The cute pregnancy picture.
Yeah, sure. Come on through. No, I wasn’t taking pictures. Exactly 3.5 seconds after this picture was taken the chair folded up. With me still on it. Is she scared? Is she shocked? Did someone tell her there was going to be a queso fountain at the reception? She is such a joy to work with. I’m getting mixed reactions in this picture.. LOL I had no idea this picture existed but I love how ready she is! Girlllll, this feels niiiiiicccccceeeee!!!! My chariot and trusty steed. I may or may not be adjusting a nursing pad. It’s fine. I’m fine. The amount of joy she has just from walking this dog is unmeasurable. I heard you Janet. I know I only have 15 more minutes for groomsmen portraits. I don’t know why I do this to myself. Go little rockstar. I’m just gonna scooch right in here if you don’t mind. Hello from the outside! Wildly focused on this hot glue gun. So. Many. Chins. When you’re trying to be supportive but you really just need to cut through the line. Yep. Come on through. Girl, where is the bottom layer? I know its in here somewhere. What a nice angle of myself. Unenthusiastic Crafts with Lyndsey I just physically cannot. Yes, I brought a pillow case from home for these detail shots. I look like I just discovered ligaments. Bless her heart. When you’re trying to tell a funny joke by no one is listening. Allllll byyyyy myself. The first and last time I was able to wear this shirt since the goats decided to use it as a snack. I just know this dog is asking ‘why me?’ I think I used the words “Just touch her anywhere it will look fine!”…. She’s a runner she’s a track star. Thinking about how safe it is to get a group of intoxicated groomsmen in the road. We did not in case you’re wondering. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in her head when she’s shooting.
It looks serious.
Current mood as we wrap up 2021.
Cheers to another great season!
Now we rest.