Kerrie Mitchell Behind The Scenes Photographing Weddings

Behind The Scenes in 2014

I love putting this blog post together each year, its so fun looking back on the year that was and seeing how much fun both I and my assistants have had at your weddings! It’s hard to believe from these pictures that what we do is actually work… but I promise we do work very hard! I’ve had the pleasure of being accompanied by a few lovely second shooters this year, Charlotte, Helen, Holly, Lara, Ashley, Emily, Paula and Katie who are all in their own rights very talented wedding photographers running their own businesses as well as assisting for me when they have some free time.

So now its time to take a look at just what it is that we get up to behind the scenes, see how many times I wore the same outfit, see my hair get out of control as I had no time to get it sorted, and judge my bad photographers posture! It’s also been really strange looking back at myself from earlier this year when I had a brace! It does seem, we are trying to capture photos of each other looking our very best too (said very sarcastically!) Like I mentioned its hard photographing weddings, and we are most usually a hot sweaty mess in the background!

 

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If you second shoot for me, I will subject you to standing where I intend to pose my couples… what I love is when you pose too just like Helen here!

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But, I’m always subject to it myself too!

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I didn’t know it at the time but this is the last wedding Charlotte and I shot together as she has since hung up her camera and gone back to work in the city *sob!* But we had lots of fun together last year and also clearly here at Hayley and Paul’s wedding.

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This is Holly in a wheel…. and the only behind the scenes shot at Donna and Nathan’s wedding! But there are more of Holly later…

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Ashley is now becoming very accustomed to posing for me…

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Those of you who had Emily at your wedding this year already know this is totally normal…

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And when she tests the light for me, she really goes for it…

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Here’s Holly!

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Lara also came out with me again this year 🙂

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A montage of Emily’s dancefloor light testing…

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Here is that bad posture I mentioned…

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And the bad hair…

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Paula also got very involved in dancefloor light testing…

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Emily made it her mission to take the ugliest photo of me ever….

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Me and Steve from Skinny Boy Weddings organising the confetti line!

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Me ruining a shot…

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Emily pretending to ride a bike…

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Me half in a bush… (very normal!)

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I shot Matt and Sarah’s wedding alone… but my view for dinner was sublime!

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Lara getting her own back at dancefloor time…

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Probably my favourite behind the scenes shot of 2014!

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How Lara turns up to work everyday…

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I quite often like to be a third wheel…

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This is the favourite thing I subjected my second shooters to this year. I think it went something like “Lara, walk right out into this field until I say stop and pretend you are holding hands with someone”

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Emily helping me test the light in the ceremony room at the Reid Rooms
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And Jamie the groom walking in mid-way… 😀

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Dinner for two!

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Lara sharing a special moment…

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Me pointing my fingers and giving orders… (I’m not bossy I promise!!)

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And Katie involving guests!!

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Trespassing is becoming a habit…

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Thanks to all of my fab assistants this year! Thank you for listening to me talk to myself, running to fetch stuff I leave somewhere and helping to round up guests, It’s been so much fun, and I can’t wait to work with you again for 2015’s weddings!