2016: Behind The Scenes | L.A.R. Weddings

I had to make some hard decisions in 2016 (like saying goodbye to Lumin),  but learned that pursuing a career doing something you love is worth it, every time.

I met the BEST people, ate a ton of wedding cookies, shot at amazing new venues (I’m looking at you Walden Inn),  and even got to bring Enzo to a shoot! 

I climbed some trees, hid in a lot of shrubbery, finally purchased a step stool (in hopes that next year’s BTS post will feature less of me on my tippy toes!),  and discovered that I work better in dresses (I should say dress, because I wore the same one a LOT. Don’t judge!). 

I had some good luck and some bad luck, but more good luck than bad luck! I dropped my camera TWICE…but it didn’t break,  had very few rainy days,  and didn't fall in any rivers or lakes (knock on wood). Here's to hoping that carries over to 2017!

Thank you to all the couples who trusted us to capture such an important day! I've collected so many beautiful photos working with all of you, and I hope we'll see each other again soon! (e.g. start making babies so you have a reason to call me!). 

XOXO- Lindsey

Any time I am close to water I always think to myself that if I fall in, I'll throw the camera and hope someone catches it. Better chance it survives that than a dip in a frozen Lake Erie, right? 

Any time I am close to water I always think to myself that if I fall in, I'll throw the camera and hope someone catches it. Better chance it survives that than a dip in a frozen Lake Erie, right? 

I don't always make the smartest choices. Like sitting in the middle of the road in downtown Cleveland. If you're wondering if it was worth it, it was!

I don't always make the smartest choices. Like sitting in the middle of the road in downtown Cleveland. If you're wondering if it was worth it, it was!

I do some weird things

I do some weird things

Whitney makes some weird faces

Whitney makes some weird faces

That time we all got caught in the rain

That time we all got caught in the rain

And then, because we were rushing to beat the rain, I just starting pushing heads together.

And then, because we were rushing to beat the rain, I just starting pushing heads together.

Sara, second shooter and official dress carrier.

Sara, second shooter and official dress carrier.

She also really loves the Youngstown Cookie Table (she's from Cleveland)

She also really loves the Youngstown Cookie Table (she's from Cleveland)

An oh so serious  Carlyn

An oh so serious Carlyn

The dress I wore all year

The dress I wore all year

Believe it or not, I'm pretty accurate shooting like this

Believe it or not, I'm pretty accurate shooting like this

Whitney used to be a ballerina. Look at that pointed toe! 

Whitney used to be a ballerina. Look at that pointed toe! 

Veil master. 

Veil master. 

We didn't plan this.

We didn't plan this.

Not sure why I needed to hold my arm out! Weirdo. 

Not sure why I needed to hold my arm out! Weirdo. 

The curious case of the levitating camera...

The curious case of the levitating camera...

Now lean back!

Now lean back!

So graceful! 

So graceful! 

Whitney, contemplating life?

Whitney, contemplating life?

When you're early and have pretty assistants with you. 

When you're early and have pretty assistants with you. 

Mike is bored waiting for me to finish straightening all the little details. Sorry Mike!! It's the OCD in me!

Mike is bored waiting for me to finish straightening all the little details. Sorry Mike!! It's the OCD in me!

Bahaha. Sara, over it. 

Bahaha. Sara, over it. 

The day I learned that although this bag is pretty, it is NOT easy to use. 

The day I learned that although this bag is pretty, it is NOT easy to use. 

And this is the day I learned that in my adult life, carousels make me dizzy.

And this is the day I learned that in my adult life, carousels make me dizzy.

Remember what I said about standing in shrubbery?

Remember what I said about standing in shrubbery?

I hide in trees a lot, too.

I hide in trees a lot, too.

or climb them!

or climb them!

I wish I was a little bit taller.

I wish I was a little bit taller.

Never have to stop to smell the roses if you just carry them!

Never have to stop to smell the roses if you just carry them!

Caught in the act #veiltoss

Caught in the act #veiltoss

One of my favorite bridal party shots to get. 

One of my favorite bridal party shots to get. 

Ok, last one!

Ok, last one!

Favorite face of 2016!

Favorite face of 2016!

Arranging the dress is a big part of the assistant photographer's job.

Arranging the dress is a big part of the assistant photographer's job.

So squinty in the harsh light!

So squinty in the harsh light!

Whit posing with the supermoon.

Whit posing with the supermoon.

The only time it's okay to photobomb the photographer!

The only time it's okay to photobomb the photographer!

That time Sara met the cake 4x her size.

That time Sara met the cake 4x her size.

That time I wore a bear hat in an attempt to make little kids like me. 

That time I wore a bear hat in an attempt to make little kids like me. 

Let's be real, I'm probably taking just as many pictures of the cows as I am of the B&G

Let's be real, I'm probably taking just as many pictures of the cows as I am of the B&G

I ended the year with a Christmas wedding full of twinkle lights and snow!

I ended the year with a Christmas wedding full of twinkle lights and snow!