Behind the scenes with me…Lisa Otto Photograhy

“I’m sooooo awkward in front of the camera”
“I hate having my picture taken”
“I have no clue what to do with my hands” (as they wave their hands in the air…like they just don’t care)

Those are just a few of the things I hear from clients when it comes to being in front of my camera.  Maybe this is why I’m not in front of the camera much…wait, this isn’t about me.

On Saturday, I had Emily (you’ll see more of her in a minute) break out the trusty point and shoot for some behind the scenes shots of me working.  It was actually funny to me because I know what I’m showing clients and doing poses for them but now I saw what I looked like.  I’m such a dork so I apologize to all past, present and future clients lol

This shows you that I’m there to hold your hand, cuddle with your new husband (and you) and show you what to do with your hands.  (please take the cuddling part as a joke, I really don’t want to cuddle with you lol)  Since I’ll ramble, on with the pictures please!!

But first…Emily, my assistant?  Yeah…here she is in all her glory.  I love this girl!!

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Telling your couples how to pose is one thing but I’m a super visual person so I’m just going to assume that everyone is.  When I show you, it makes it so much easier for you to understand how I want you standing.  Sometimes the way I have you stand may be super awkward but the outcome is pretty amazing.

Case in point….

I’m getting ready to get my snuggle on with Jennifer and Rob watches.  I wanted him in real close, kissing her shoulder.

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And what we got was this!

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This one cracks me up simply for the fact that Jennifer and Rob are looking at me like I have no clue what I’m doing.  After all, I just click a button ya’ know 😉

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The results…

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Me getting all cozy with Jennifer again

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If there’s one thing that I love, well besides my couples, shooting weddings, blah blah blah….it’s my ring shots.  I will usually do anything I can to get them, even if it means sitting on the job.  Sharma, my amazing second shooter making sure I’m not cussing to loud when the rings wouldn’t stand up.

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But really?!?!  *swoon*

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Then from the side

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So the moral of this blog post is, I will help you in posing.  That’s what I’m there for, even if you give me crap about not being comfortable in front of the camera.

Oh and the other moral of the blog post is, if you have a candy bar and I shoot your rings on the candy, I will in turn eat some 😉

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