Here’s a look behind the scenes! We photographers/videographers work hard… but we sure do have a good time too! It’s time to recognize some of the super people that make Pittsburgh weddings happen… and see what a good time we have doing it.
This post is going to be a team effort with my sister video company, Syncopated Pictures, as we had a couple weddings that were team efforts.
Let’s start off with my crazy joyride around Fox Chapel Golf Club. Ok, it wasn’t exactly a joyride. But considering some venues guard their golf carts like they’re Lamborghinis, I was pretty thrilled to have this one to cart all my gear around. Shooting video requires a lot of stuff!
I’m set up for ceremony video at the Shooting Lodge at Fox Chapel Golf Club – tripod camera for vows, monopod camera for getting other angles of parents, bridal party and guests.
Nicki and I getting ready to get some portrait footage of the bride and groom while guests are having dinner.
Photographers and videographers can work in harmony! Pamela directs portraits while I’m capturing video.
You could describe my height as “over five feet.” Ashley, the coordinator at the Wyndham Grand, is very tall. Look at us here! Ha ha! I’m tiny!
I try not to interfere during the reception. But there was that one time that Jen & Josh were in a super bright patch of sunlight as they were about to cut their cake and I asked if they would please scoot over just a little?
It really does take a team to make a wedding day happen. I love my Pittsburgh friendors! Here’s Sara of Caviar & Curls.
Nick of Platinum Fire Productions.
Joy Lager of Beauty by Joy.
Lora at the Omni William Penn makes sure we’re on schedule to get the reception started. I always respect the timeline!
Stephanie of The Blue Daisy making sure Cara loves her flowers.
I LOVE being a second shooter. There’s far less pressure, and lots more room for creativity. I like to leave the primary photographer the occasional surprise self-portrait, like this one at Longue Vue for Alisa.
Alisa capturing sunset portraits at Longue Vue…
This was probably the hardest day ever. I mysteriously injured my back before I even started shooting, resulting in moderate to severe pain the entire day. At the reception, I finally saw myself in the mirror and was horrified to see how crooked I was. But, it was a classic example of how your mind can get you through what you need to get through.
Eric modeling for me as I test my lighting at Club at Shadow Lakes.
Erica modeling for me as I test my lighting at the Heinz History Center.
I can try to hide, but Erica will find me.
A flash duration is really quick, so it’s pretty remarkable that Erica captured this photo while my flash was going off.
My shot – see how good Erica is? She’s not even looking where she’s shooting. That’s her blonde head behind the main with the green tie.
I haven’t the foggiest recollection of why Pamela is so amused.
Longue Vue is so pretty at sunset! When Nicki and I were shooting video in June and the wind was gently blowing through the tall grass, it was one of the most beautiful settings I can remember being in.