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Behind the Scenes 2017

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2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Real life. Today is about the in between moment, the life pauses, to make pretty pictures come to life. From climbing along cliff edges in Big Sur to teaching our first workshop, 2017 is definitely a year we’ll never EVER forget!

What you won’t see in this blog is behind the scenes of us in Paris, because it hasn’t happened yet! Six days and counting and we’re jetting off for a week to one the most romantic city in the world, so those BTS are coming. We’re so excited we’ll have an entire blog for those alone! So keep scrolling and laugh along with us… Cheers to 2017!

What you don’t hear from the below is Laura telling herself “I’m not afraid of heights. I’m not afraid of heights. I’m not afraid of heights.”

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Rachel… acting as the little flower girl, the best light tester ever!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Teaching at our first workshop! Gosh Laura, what’s with the facial expression? >_<

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Bonus of shooting an engagement session right after our own head-shots, we’re just as dolled up as our couple! Note to self, never wear a long flowy skirt to the beach while shooting. I nearly fell on my face a dozen times stepping on it!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Making things perfect as always!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

These ladies will always hold the most special place in our hearts! From all over the country, our first workshop group shot. (Thank you So Cute Photo!)

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Laura takes pillow fluffing very seriously…

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

We’re not normally sitting on the job, but with surprise proposals you’ve got to fit in with your surroundings!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

What Laura says… “Can I hold that glass for you?” What Laura means… “Chop, chop, we have photos to take and a timeline to stay on!,” (in the nicest voice possible.)

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Rachel capturing details, Laura on wave duty. With your back to the ocean and a tide rising, those waves can sound very intimidating!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Laura likes long romantic strolls with our couples…

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

This is where’s Rachel (like Where’s Waldo)! Secret trick for better lit detail shots… white room, clean background, tons of window light, and wrap yourself in a sheer curtain. Try it and you’ll thank us later!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Laura holding her imaginary bouquet posing while we found the perfect light.

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Fluff, fix, perfection!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Laura explaining to our groom how the first look goes, one of our favorite moments of the day!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

They’re married! With a mixture of grass and heels, Rachel making sure our clients have the perfect send off and clean dress!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

When there is a small sliver of time with cloud overage during a H-O-T Arizona wedding, you learn to move very quickly!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Teaching how to create flat lays and dreamy wedding day details (another favorite!).

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Proposal ready! Shhhhhh…. now blend in, hide your camera, and pretend you don’t see them. Those last few moments are so nerve racking!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Laura’s up-do’s are always complementary of Rachel. Hair up = We’re planning for a very hot wedding day!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

How we get “the veil” shot!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

We’re not sure Laura could talk without using her hands…

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Rainy day wedding details…

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Sometimes Laura has a bit too much fun when we’re prepping for a proposal!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Golden hour, Southern California, shooting on a pier, and we’re asked by a yacht owner to come abroad and use his boat for portraits. PERFECTION!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

The winds on the cliffs of Half Moon Bay are no joke, but perfect for veil shots!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

“Can I hold anything else for you?”

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Rainy day proposal ready!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

We found Fall in California!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

Insta-stories. Always.

 

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

When our bride wore an adorable floral romper and brought coordinating colored rose to surprise us for ring shots. We have THE best, most thoughtful clients!

2017 Behind the Scenes | Laura & Rachel Photography

I can’t believe we didn’t post a BTS post last year, but you can catch a glimpse into 2015 here!

 

 

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  1. Tyrenda Pentecost says:

    I really love watching you guys! 🙂 So much fun