BEHIND THE SCENES : AMY RIZZUTO PHOTOGRAPHY

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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.

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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!

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As you get further into this post, you will realize I have a thing for veils.  Just call me Amy the veil charmer!

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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. 🙂

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Apparently it takes serious concentration and two photographers to get the the perfect shot of your wedding dress.

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Dum dum di dum…here comes the bride!

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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. 🙂

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I was lucky enough to having some AMAZING help throughout the year.  Mekina and Chelsea always brought so much joy to the day!

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Just in case you didn’t know…this is how you do a first look.

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READY…GO!

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I make super attractive faces when I am shooting…

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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!

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NYC traffic and taxis don’t stop Mekina from being an excellent veil charmer.  RUN KIKI RUN!  (ps- I love you) 🙂

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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.

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It’s all in the details!  Loving Jeanna’s gorgeous bouquet.

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Okay…everyone is going to link arms just like this and walk towards me…READY GO!

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Maybe if I don’t look at anyone, they won’t notice me shaking the sand out of my shoes.  La la la.

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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!

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I am really lucky Mekina and Kristy are so great with the flower girls!  They always have them smiling!

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Snuggle in close!

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Making sure your dress stays clean is top priority!

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WOHOO!!!  I found the pretty light!!!

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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.

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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, JessaHoleigh, Meghan, Upa, Tamara, and Gabrielle.  I couldn’t have done it without you girls!  LOVE YOU!

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IT’S PARTY TIME!!!

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Who says lighting tests can’t be fun?!

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Don’t worry Kristy…I won’t ruin your shot.  I am super stealth!

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It doesn’t get much better than working with a best friend.

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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!

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  1. Mekina

    April 3rd, 2015 at 11:57 am

    This post makes my heart sooooo happy! I’m filled with so many happy memories! Such a fun/hilarious post!!! Love you boo boo!

  2. Terri Kovler McCabe

    April 3rd, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Such a fun post, Amy! Be careful hanging out of trees this season! XOXOXO

  3. Terri Kovler McCabe

    April 3rd, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Such a fun post, Amy. Be careful hanging from trees this season! XOXOXO

  4. Chelly A. Matsonbottoms

    April 3rd, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    AMY!! i love this post so much!!! i was giggling the whole time, what a wonderful year of incredible weddings! Thank you for having me as a part of them, so much fun to browse on my flight to NYC today! <3

  5. Traci Harris

    April 4th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Yay! I love it! All the way from Tennessee ☺️

  6. Ann Beavers

    April 4th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This put a smile on my face and laughter in my heart! Your sense of humor AND creativity are shining through in this post! I LOVE the veil charming pictures!

  7. Randy Beavers

    April 11th, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Amy, I really enjoyed seeing these beautiful pictures of you doing your life’s passion and God’s gift. I will point out that Audrey does not like trees, building edges or you standing in a busy intersection taking photos!