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Dani Leigh 

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the fun photographer



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Behind the Scenes 2015

Jan 6, 2016

Is this thing on? I haven’t blogged since before Christmas and I am trying to remember how to. I have been overwhelmed with so much love and fun around this holiday time that I had decided to take a step back and spend some time with people that I love and not so much technology. That being said, I have two more weddings from the end of 2015 to share with you and this post before I can officially say bye to 2015!! I did 47 amazing weddings this year, unknowingly, and it would be very remiss of me if I didn’t send out two very big thank yous!

To all my brides and grooms and moms and dads and amazing bridal parties of 2015 – I cannot thank you enough for making this year one of the most fun and memorable yet. From the ridiculous convos during getting ready photos filled with movie quotes and good cheer,  to the one bridesmaid or groomsmen I can always depend on to take my teasing for the sake of getting everyone to laugh, and to the sweet toasts filled with so much emotion because you sincerely love who you are toasting, to the drunken debauchery at receptions that makes for epic photos, I cannot thank you enough. I love my job so much and it is because I get to work with all of you. As much as you picked me, I picked you guys right back. It is so amazing to be invited into someone’s life for 8 to 10 hours on a day you will remember forever. I’m truly grateful.

To my second shooters for 2015 – Thank you so much for everything. I cannot do what I do without you on those huge wedding days. I love having you to laugh with, to calm me down when I am getting frazzled, to give me that eye when you think I am being absolutely ridiculous. Thanks for getting me water and telling me to sit down, especially once I became pregnant. Thanks for your concerned look when I was visibly pregnant and still standing on speakers and for spotting me while I hopped down. And thanks the most for becoming my friends. No matter how I found you, all of you have become some of the most important people in my life.


That one time the dad tripped on his daughter’s veil so I just planted it right back in… hysterical.


I think this is my most favorite series of photos ever. Eddie – your family loved the photos, man!


I scooted one step closer.


This is me telling my second where my bag is because I bet I have my 70-200 on still.


Totes normal. Sometimes means I am hungryyyyyyy.


My seconds always hide in bushes.


I matched the bridal party so well!


That one time when Anna hit a wedding guest in the head with her flash.


Baby bump!!!


I really got lazy with the sock buns this year.


Sometimes I get sleepy.


Love this girl!!



comments +

  1. ashton

    January 6th, 2016 at 10:36 am

    These are so fun! And with a baby on the way… you are superwoman!!

  2. Ceci

    January 6th, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Aw! The polka dot dress shot is so cute!!!

  3. Jaime

    January 6th, 2016 at 10:56 am

    This is always my favorite blog every year. It shows your personality and what an absolute joy you are to have around during one of the biggest days of your couples lives. You have calmed my nerves on many occasions and I know you will continue to do so for many years to come! We are all so very lucky to have you. The Baer’s love you!

  4. Brea

    January 6th, 2016 at 10:57 am

    YESSSS I love the hungry Dani face. And that you got in the picture with the bridal party – lol LOVE it. These are awesome!

  5. Marisa

    January 6th, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Haha, I love this post! You can see the joy you get from a job you love. Happy New Year!

  6. Anna Arpasi

    January 6th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    OMG this makes me miss working with you SO much! Always SO fun!!!!

  7. Ali

    January 6th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Awwwww you’re so cute!!

  8. Lauren Nievod

    January 6th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I can’t lie…when I saw that you posted this blog, I was like “uh oh, I’m in for some embarrassment!” Besides the few beach whale prego shots (of me), I enjoyed having a little giggle over here looking back at these!

    Our times together have been some of the best! I love that I have made a new bestie, that we get to share your clients wedding days with them and that we both get to do what we love while enjoying each other’s company.

    You always stay so calm and make everyone laugh! You have a gift!

    I <3 YOU!

  9. Kate Ann

    January 6th, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Bahahaha love these! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for you!!

  10. Anna

    January 6th, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    this is hilarious. so many good times again this year!! love you tons lady and ALWAYS grateful for getting to be by your side :0)

  11. Sarah

    January 6th, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Great photos of behind the scenes! You have true talent and such a great sence of humor that makes people so relaxed! Love the baby bump too 🙂

  12. Brooke Michelle

    January 6th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    LOVE the bump ones! Preggo photographers melt my little heart!

  13. Renee

    January 6th, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    I always look forward to this post from you — so fun! And holy moly, 47 weddings! Wowzasss, you definitely deserve a break from blogging! Congrats!

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