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Behind the Scenes 2017 & 2018

I never got around to blogging my “behind the scenes” from 2017, so I added them 2018’s post. These are always so fun for me to look back on! And a little uncomfortable— I feel so awkward in front of the camera!! Also, motherhood certainly does a number on one’s appearance. When I compare 2018 to 2014’s post, I see how hair, body, and posture have all shifted as a result of my new role as mother. It’s not a bad thing… it’s just interesting to observe.

Hence my goal for 2019 to focus on my health and wellness… to get hair and body to a place I’m proud to show!

I was pregnant for most of the 2018 wedding season… scroll down to the very end to see what it looks like to shoot in the Winter at 8 months pregnant!!

You can see past Behind the Scenes here: 2014, and 2015 & 2016.

PS— since I know I’ll get asked about this, I LOVE shooting weddings in my Emma dress from Virginia Dare Dress Co. It is a thick, structured ponte knit fabric that holds its shape beautifully, sits at the natural waist, and it has pockets. I have a few other dresses I shoot in (including this incredibly affordable one from Amazon), but the VDDC one is my favorite. I also rotate through 3-4 pair of shoes throughout the course of each wedding day, including these Danskos and these flats. Also, I have the feet of an 80-year-old woman, so have to wear custom orthotics in my shoes, as well. I prefer to come up with a “uniform,” of sorts, to take away the pressure of getting dressed on wedding mornings!!

Also, I carry the Ona Capri with me on wedding days (now discontinued), and use this bag for all the gear not on my body (expensive, but WORTH EVERY PENNY— I’ve had mine for 6 years, and it’s still in great condition!!).

From our sweet friends wedding! I photographed it, Buck was emcee, and London was a flower girl! We make a good team. Haha.  

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  1. Tori Watson says:

    so fun! these are always amusing to look at and i selfishly liked spotting the ones i snapped when i shot with you. haha. 😀

  2. Anna Rees says:

    So fun seeing things from a different perspective! We love seeing photos from our wedding come up. 🙂 I love following you and seeing all your wonderful work!

  3. I love this! <3 I love those dresses too! <3

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With nearly 20 years of experience behind the lens and a portfolio that spans four continents, Sarah brings a refined, story-driven approach to the events of a wedding. Her work has published in Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Living, as well as print & digital outlets around the globe.

Sarah Bradshaw is an internationally recognized wedding & event photographer. Combining a background in international photojournalism, a love for classical art, and a genuine interest in people, Sarah creates images that are at once iconic and intimate, effortless and intentional, in the moment and intended for a lifetime.