Oooohhhh boy you guys!
It may have taken us a few more days than we originally planned (funny how that happens when school keeps closing…;) ), but it’s here! One of our FAVORITE posts of all year is here!
Time to take a look back at 2017…except we’re going to show you what’s on the other side of the camera. 😉 You get to see all the time the gorgeous images that we share with you, but how often do you get to see all the WORK (read: fun) that goes into what you see? Today we’re taking down that veil of mystery and showing you just that. And we may get a LOT more help than you realize!
For example, like all the people that work behind the scenes to make your wedding day go PERFECTLY! Whether it’s your amazing officiants like Pam and Mike from Ministers & More or one of the many talented videographers from Fordham Footage…
…or an AMAZING Nazareth Hall staffer like Beth here, who is literally keeping this wedding day moving. Hair, pins, drinks…doesn’t matter to her! She’ll help ya no matter what. 😉
Every once in a while an illusive “Joe” sneaks up on Kent…
…and Stephanie plays “ring-around-the-brides” with Tim. 😉
Wedding professionals aren’t the only ones who help your day go smoothly though! We can’t forget about the people who are most near and dear to you…your bridal party! Bridesmaids, beware…your duties don’t just stop at drinking mimosas, holding the bride’s dress while she pees, and making speeches. We’ll put you to work when it’s time to take pictures of the soon-to-be-Mrs!
Groomsmen on the other hand? We find we get more done when we DON’T ask for their help.
In fact…we seem to find that grooms in general are just in their own little world. 😉
The help we get doesn’t just stop on wedding day! If you’re lucky, you MIGHT just get to meet our two tiny assistants during your engagement session.
In fact, our (almost) 7 years of experience with kids has really helped us out on wedding day! That way whether the flower girl is bored and wants to watch Moana, or just needs to borrow your coat because it’s freezing, we’ve generally got you covered. 😉
And occasionally we’ll run into some cute…um…furrier obstacles.
There are DEFINITELY some things you can count on when we meet up for your engagement session! Stephanie will steal your engagement ring, Kent will take the BEST pictures…of Stephanie’s butt, and we will dive into nature. Literally. It’s not a session until Stephanie gets in the bushes and Kent climbs something! No matter what the elements are, you can count on us to help you. 😉
Not only that, but we can guarantee Stephanie WILL turn into Vidal Sassoon and will make sure every hair is in place. And most of all, we can guarantee that we will laugh and have a great time!
And wedding day? Yeah…we can make some guarantees there too. 😉
We’ll play with your veil a lot.
No. Really. Like…a TON.
Kent will show you how to pose!
We’re both dress experts in our own right! Stephanie can fasten and bustle ANY style of dress. No really. We keep crochet hooks in our car for just such a purpose. And if you have no idea why, then you have never had to button a dress with over 100 buttons!
And Kent? Welp. Kent has actually been dubbed the dress queen by our brides. We’re not sure why, but the man can fluff a train.
And if you get nervous? No worries. We’ll help you calm your nerves. 😉
And we’ll fix your hair some more, and even wipe that extra frosting off your face. It’s those parental instincts, man.
And somewhere between Stephanie conducting your blind bridal party…
…to her making sure you don’t honk your bride in the boobies…
She still manages to sneak into photos with the bride AND groom every single wedding!
We realize that it’s obvious that we take our jobs VERY seriously.
But don’t let that fool you. We can still let our hair down and have a good time. 😉 While you’re partying with your best friends, we somehow find time amidst all of our serious work to put together a little surprise for you to discover just like Tina’s doing in this picture! We may even get out on the dance floor after we’re done with our very serious tasks at our very serious job. Seriously.
Our main concern is making sure your wedding day goes smoothly and we do everything we can to make our couples happy!
Thanks for all the smiles, 2017! We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!