Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Best Behind the Scenes of 2021

January 25, 2022

What a year 2021 turned out to be! It was a year filled with so much beauty, highs and lows, and so many moments captured! I love showing you all the gorgeous finished images from these stunning sessions and weddings. But I wanted to take this opportunity to show off some of the fun behind the scenes shots we got throughout the year! I always keep the goal that I need to get more of these kinds of shots in the upcoming season because they are so much fun to look through. I often get moving so quick and focused into the day I hardly think about behind the scenes. Though my amazing second shooters often come through for me! I couldn’t do what I do without them!

It fills my heart and soul looking back on all these memories from the past year. From breaking out my hidden pouch of snacks and scarfing a few during portraits, to holding a dress up and running through the rain. To my shot toward the end of the night with my amazing brides and grooms. I especially love when we capture what the layout looks like while I’m taking bridal portraits. This shows as long as I have great light, I can make just about any space work to get those gorgeous detail shots! Have fun checking out these behind the scenes from some of the top weddings and sessions from 2021! There will be more top 2021 blogs coming soon!

And the rain came down but it didn’t stop our portrait time! Thank goodness for clear umbrellas!
Snack time! I always have a pack of jerky on me during a wedding day!
Taking a quick break during dinner to prep the same day slideshow!
Showing the bride and groom the same day slideshow!
Test shot in the mirror right before the bride put her dress on!
Ceremony concentration!
Reception settings test shot!
Rounding up the bridal party for portraits!
Table group shots and reception details!
Rain during the bridal details but it’s too cramped inside? No problem! I just used the dress bag and tucked under the covering out on the patio!
My amazing second shooter and I on a break during dinner!
When challenged to a dance, I never back down! Haha!
Revealing the same day slideshow!
Behind the scenes of a bridal details set up! As long as there is great light I can make it work!
Engagement session along the Oregon coast! They killed it!
Engagement session at the gorge!
Getting those ring shots while my couple changes outfits!
Ps – it was was too hot to wear this sweater! We thought it was going to be cold and it was not.
Loving that window light!
Beach engagement session!
Really dark inside? No problem! I just need a chair and simple light colored background and we can make some magic! Even if we have to go outside! Luckily it was dry!
These ladies were some amazing florists I worked with a lot this year! Bella Bloom Florals are amazing!!
Pittock Mansion was a very popular spot for engagement sessions this past year!
Getting that foreground into the ring shot, even if I have to crawl inside a bush! And my beautiful, goofy friend getting some fun behind the scenes.

Check out my last wedding of 2021! A gorgeous wintery December wedding at Langdon Farms! https://joniloraine.me/2021/12/16/a-winter-wedding-at-langdon-farms-golf-club/

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