Stephanie, Baby-to-be, and me, reaping the benefits of our wedding photo booth
Yesterday I posted Part 1 of my annual Behind the Scenes photos. Here’s the second half! As the year went on, my belly got bigger, my morning sickness got smaller, and my full wedding schedule marched on. Some of my good friends second shot with me, and as you can see above, much hilarity resulted.
Yours truly, doing the Cupid Shuffle at Sarah and Mike’s wedding
At the end of every wedding season, I post a series of photos of us in action at weddings. I love going through all the pictures and seeing how much fun I had throughout the year. 2010 was particularly memorable, because it was my busiest year ever, and because I’ve been pregnant for most of it. The pregnancy didn’t slow me down. Neither did a sprained ankle – in this picture, I had sprained it about two hours earlier, but the wedding day adrenaline made the dance floor as irresistible to me as always.
For photos from previous years, scroll through the blog posts here: Behind the Scenes
Here are pictures from the first half of 2010! Some of these photos may look familiar, because I’ve shared a few of them in posts about my pregnancy. But most are new. Pictures from the second half of the year will come later this week.
Today I’m featured in Live Journal’s community. They are starting a new regular column called “What’s in Your Camera Bag?” and they asked me to be the first photographer featured. If you’d like to read all the specifics about my equipment, you can find it here: http://community.livejournal.com/photographers/16546343.html
If you’d like to see photos of my gear, with each item labeled, you can find them on Flickr with notes. Click the images to learn more:
Me, photographing Brandon and his groomsmen before his wedding
Photo by Brad Walters
Earlier this week I posted lots of pictures of me and my colleagues during photo shoots. Here’s the second half of my photos of us behind the scenes. What a good life.
Me, photographing Jenny and Brian at their springtime wedding in Maryland
Photo by Heather Clarke
Wow, I haven’t blogged in a while, sorry! It’s been a busy few weeks, and I’m still trying to get caught up on work after a trip to see my family in Virginia last month. I have a lot of things I’ve been meaning to post, including this fun series of behind-the-scenes photos from 2009 weddings.
My good friend Heather took this picture of me crawling around in a field of flowers, taking this photo of Jenny and Brian last spring. Here are lots more photos to reveal what happens on the other side of our cameras!
This was such a sweet moment during Stephanie and Brandon’s wedding. I was preparing for the group portraits when little Deborah walked up and gave me a wildflower that she had picked. You can see Stephanie laughing from the cuteness of the whole situation. I wore the flower in my hair as I photographed the groups. Thanks, Brad, for catching this great flower girl moment!
Me, preparing to photograph a wedding in Breckenridge last summer
A couple times a year, I post photos of Mike, me, and our friends behind the scenes at weddings and other photo shoots. So here’s a glimpse of what goes into creating the photos you see!
Halway up Lehman ski trail
June 28, 2008
Yesterday Mike and I shot a wedding at Breckenridge’s Ten Mile Station. It was fun for us to be there, because Breck is our favorite ski resort. We know those ski runs so well that it was bizarre to see them without snow! I found a leftover snow pile and had to climb on it on this lovely, 70-degree summer day.
Me with Logan, the superhero ringbearer
May 2, 2008
Last fall I posted lots of photos of Mike and me behind the scenes at weddings. You can find them here: part 1 and part 2. As you can see, we have a lot of fun at all the amazing weddings we get to attend. Here are some more photos I’ve collected of us since then!
Mr. Campbell and me, teaching fourth-graders about photography
Francis Parker School
San Diego, California
As I mentioned in my last entry, Mike and I went to California last week to visit my fifth grade teacher, Rick Campbell. Mr. C is now the technology coordinator at an independent elementary school in San Diego. His school has several Canon point-and-shoot cameras, and he invited me to come teach the students how to use them. When these kids are in the fifth grade next year, they will be responsible for much of the photography in their school’s yearbook, so it’s time for them to learn some basic principles of composition.
These nine-year-olds are smart, creative, and bold! They learned quickly, and were bursting with enthusiasm. Later that day, Mr C and I went through all their photos, and we were really surprised by some of them. Most of the students followed the rules of composition that I taught, but several of them took those rules a step further to really tell a story or create something meaningful. Way to go, Parker fourth-graders!
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.