Our shoot days for the magazine are long (usually 10+ hours!), and we pack in as much as we can to produce the maximum amount of goodness for y’all. Aside from beautiful images, these days often result in lots of ridiculous faces, more than a few characters met along the way, and always unexpected moments. We love taking y’all behind the scenes along the way via our #MakingSouthernWeddings hashtag on Instagram, but there are some details that we just can’t reveal until after the magazine debuts. That’s why we love the chance to have a behind-the-scenes photographer on set with us! We hope y’all love these peeks at how our “perfect” images come together!
We love prepping as much as possible onsite, including hair and makeup for our reader models, all of the flowers, and food!
It never fails – there is always at least one photo of Lisa or me crouching behind something to hold it in place as the photographer works her magic.
I don’t know if Jacin has ever had a stranger request than “flowering” a golf cart, but she pulled it off with aplomb! The gigantic letter balloon that she snagged from our venue to hold everything up was just the icing on the cake.
Lisa and I agreed that golf carts should be required at every shoot — they made it so much easier to tote things to and fro! And yes, you’re welcome for that beautiful shot of me eyeballing the table :)
Mid-course gown change? No problem! Lisa is our fashion expert on shoot days and a total pro at unconventional fitting locations.
And I am an expert at teaching people how to pass things. Add that one to my resume :)
For the finished photos from this editorial and all of the wonderful vendors involved, see this post!