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Dani Leigh 

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Behind the Scenes 2013

Jan 2, 2014

I swear this is always the day when I realize I need to stop taking photos with my mouth wide open, hands flailing about, and giving the thumbs up so much. As well as needing a new wedding day hairstyle and a strap for my camera that doesn’t go around my neck. But it is also the day I realize how much I love what I do. No matter how stressful, we are always having fun. Or want to kill someone. I don’t know. It could be either. 99.9% of the time I am obsessed with my job and I am 100% in love with all of my clients. Seriously. I wouldn’t work with them if I didn’t want to and as much as they chose me, I choose them right back. Thank you amazing couples for 2013 for the love, the laughs, and of course the forehead snuggles which seem to be prominently featured in this post. I cannot wait to see what 2014 brings!!

Sometimes I lay on the ground. Sometimes I hide in bushes.

Oh Anna Banana. I heart you so muches. So many epic shots of Anna letting me test the reception light. Or just her working as she wanders in and out of my shots. It’s impossible to not love this girl.

Sometimes she sings opera.

Sometimes she wears veils.

All the time I have my hands in the air.

And make grooms super uncomfortable with my snuggling.

Sometimes I take a load off.

Sometimes I take selfies. And SOMETIMES I am helpful. I know every bustle there is to know.

Sometimes I work with Lee and Jen. And they both make me laugh. Especially when Lee runs after the getaway car. So does Zach.

Sometimes I wear veils. Ya know, when we are all done with them.

Oh, Jen. She always wears cute dresses.

Sometimes when we can’t find the groom, I cut the cake with the bride.

We are always in weird positions.


Sometimes I wear hats.

Again with the laying on the ground. So normal for me. Always with the strap around my shoulders. I really should event a strap meant for that.


Sometimes I catch Anna taking photos of birds during ceremonies.

No biggie. Just trying to take a picture, Anna Banana.

I have the best brides!!

Magenta pony tail holder….

These two are so funny.

Sometimes Anna gets too close.

Or is a creeper on the floor.

Or tests out my night shots.


Same face. Different day.

Priceless expressions on my brides faces.

This is a sign that my feet hurt.

Sometimes I take pictures though.

No longer a newlywed!! Now she just refers me to everyone!! Hey Brittany!!


Couldn’t tell you.

What what!! We are almost done!

I love Bella Fiori Flowers!!

It would be impossible to love these two more.

Ahhh!! My other best referer. Love her!

We dance.

We snuggle.

We get dramatic.

We definitely eat cookies from the cookie bar.

Sometime I pretend to DJ and touch buttons just to make the DJ mad. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sometimes right before a first look a groom confides in me to tell me that he forgot the wedding rings at home. And we devise plans to get said rings in a split second before the first look happens. Phew.

And sometimes I rock out.


comments +

  1. Becca

    January 2nd, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Oh the crazy things us photographers do to get that perfect shot! 2013 seemed like a blast for you! Excited to see what you’ll be up to in this new year!

  2. Urลกka Majer

    January 2nd, 2014 at 11:57 am

    What a fun post!

  3. Brea

    January 2nd, 2014 at 11:57 am

    YAY! I took a couple of these ๐Ÿ˜€

    You are too much fun and I am in love with all of these shots. You can seriously feel how much you love your job! You and Anna are too cute!

  4. tPoz

    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    omg PRICELESS pics!!!!

  5. Sarah

    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    these are great! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I should keep all of the outtakes I just laugh at together for a post for the end of this year.
    thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Melissa B.

    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    What an awesome year, these photos make your job look like such a blast! You must know all the ‘save the day’ type tricks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your brides are so lucky to land you as a photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lauren

    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I love this!! You can totes tell how much you love your job. You’re too cute and the worlds greatest photographer, we’re so lucky to have been part of your crazy year! And I think spencer still has a bit of a crush of Anna ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Chris

    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Is it weird that I saw these, laughed, and thought “hell yea, that’s our wedding photographer!!”??

  9. Lacey

    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Dani– I’m so proud of how far you’ve come. It’s crazy to think that it’s been over 3 years since you shot our wedding. You’ve grown so much because you LOVE what you do, and that’s the best kind of job to have! Keep it up girl! I know so many people are blessed to have you part of the day they’ll remember forever.

  10. Anna

    January 2nd, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    yay! i had so much fun with you last year! let’s make this year just as awesome, okay? i also can’t believe how ridiculous some of these photos are. i laughed a lot at this post…and a good number of the captions. :0)

  11. Avery

    January 2nd, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Ahh, this looks like so much fun!! Makes me even more excited for my own wedding with Dani behind in the camera in just 87 days! But whose counting?! Love!

  12. Maria

    January 2nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    hahaha these are great Dani! Love them!

  13. Erin Wheeler

    January 2nd, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Omg- these are the best ever!!!! Love them all and you are the cutest thing!!

  14. Jaime

    January 2nd, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    These pictures not only show that you are the best photographer in the world and how much you love your job, they prove what an awesome person you are! Two years, a wedding, and a baby on the way later, Ryan and I think of ourselves as the lucky ones to have YOU capture our lives! You know we love you more right?

  15. Sue Watson

    January 2nd, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    So fun to see how much you enjoy your “job”. I found a photo of you in Lizzy and Brandon’s wedding photos and I was so glad to see it. Thrilled that you are doing Michael and Steve’s Wedding. She is gonna be a gorgeous bride too.

  16. Nadia

    January 3rd, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I adore you Dani! Thanks for helping to make 2013 a great year for Robert and I. And thanks for handling that ring situation!!

  17. Sarah B

    January 3rd, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I think this is my favoritest post ever.

  18. Lizzy

    January 7th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Best Post ever!!!

  19. Michael & Carina

    January 9th, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Awesome post! Love BTS shots! Also, you look kind of like Sharon Elizabeth Hundley!

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