My 2015 wedding season kicks off NEXT WEEK and I couldn’t be more excited! It doesn’t get much better than spending the entire day celebrating and capturing the love of a sweet bride and groom and their families. Before jumping into my first wedding this spring, I wanted to take a moment to remember so many of the fun times from 2014. That’s right! Today we are going to take a behind the scenes look at Amy Rizzuto Photography. Grab an ice coffee, and hop on for the ride.
I usually start each wedding with a big breakfast, huge smile, and a prayer for the couple and their marriage, along with my creativity throughout the day!
As you get further into this post, you will realize I have a thing for veils. Just call me Amy the veil charmer!
Need a little extra height…no problem! I will just climb this tree to get a good angle, and direct you into the best position while doing it.
Apparently it takes serious concentration and two photographers to get the the perfect shot of your wedding dress.
Dum dum di dum…here comes the bride!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s your photographer! Scaling a wall or climbing on the edge of a building are all part of the job.
I was lucky enough to having some AMAZING help throughout the year. Mekina and Chelsea always brought so much joy to the day!
Just in case you didn’t know…this is how you do a first look.
I make super attractive faces when I am shooting…
It’s magic time! I am going to count to three, you guys can go in for a kiss, and I will make your veil fly!
NYC traffic and taxis don’t stop Mekina from being an excellent veil charmer. RUN KIKI RUN! (ps- I love you)
My hope is that you don’t see me during the ceremony. Even though it is a beast, the 70-200mm is my favorite lens for capturing those sweet, intimate moments while being discrete.
It’s all in the details! Loving Jeanna’s gorgeous bouquet.
Okay…everyone is going to link arms just like this and walk towards me…READY GO!
Maybe if I don’t look at anyone, they won’t notice me shaking the sand out of my shoes. La la la.
Mekina and I usually tag team the first kiss and the processional. I get in close with the 70-200mm, capturing the joyful emotion, while Mekina shoots with the 35mm, documenting more of the scene. TEAMWORK!
I am really lucky Mekina and Kristy are so great with the flower girls! They always have them smiling!
Snuggle in close!
Making sure your dress stays clean is top priority!
WOHOO!!! I found the pretty light!!!
If you haven’t already noticed…good hair is important to me. (Thanks Mekina for all the gorgeous styles!) Before shooting, I always try to make sure your hair is in place.
I couldn’t resist putting in a few iPhone photos of pre/post wedding selfies with my amazing second shooters and team throughout the year! A huge thank you to Mekina, Kristy, Chelsea, Leandra, Caroline, Ash, Jessa, Holeigh, Meghan, Upa, Tamara, and Gabrielle. I couldn’t have done it without you girls! LOVE YOU!
IT’S PARTY TIME!!!
Who says lighting tests can’t be fun?!
Don’t worry Kristy…I won’t ruin your shot. I am super stealth!
It doesn’t get much better than working with a best friend.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun behind the scenes look into my 2014 weddings! I can’t wait to make and capture many more memories doing what I love. Look out…2015 is going to be one AMAZING year!