Behind The Scenes Video: Southampton County Engagements | Photography

Well, first of all- thank you Jessica & Hugh for letting me post this behind the scenes hilariousness– I am a true mess but hey, I get the job done and I have fun. Megan Edlinger my dear dear friend who is always there for me AND my business made sure to get some great behind the scenes clips of me shooting! Basically, there is a method to my madness– and I have some AWESOME video to prove it ๐Ÿ™‚

This shoot took place in the gorgeous countryside of Capron, Virginia in Southampton County where my husband is from, and ever since our FIRST trip there I knew I loved this gorgeous area. There are farms and crops and fields for days, and I loveeeeeed when my bride emailed me with the idea of shooting here. I LOVE it! It’s so refreshing..and hey, please people– if you have land there and you are willing to let me shoot, or anything pretty and run down…..I will most definitely take you up on that! ๐Ÿ™‚

The catch? We had to move up the session to the WORST part of the day to shoot around– 1pm, post daylight savings. There was a little cloud cover but not significantly enough to give me that softbox I wanted from the sky, so I just worked my butt off figuring out how I was going to conquer the sun! ๐Ÿ™‚

What I like to do with these posts is post the video, and then the corresponding result. LET’S GO:

Okay first video…in creating a sweet and intimate moment, I tell Hugh to “bring it on home”……….what does that even mean??? I don’t know, but it worked! ๐Ÿ™‚

And the result:

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And this..”I’m shooting like a maniac”


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“So cereal”

The result:

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Okay— Attention Attention Attention!!!!!!! THIS is my favorite and I need to explain exactly why. It’s very important to CONTINUE to shoot while talking as much as you can because you get these really really natural in between moments. Watch the video and look at the unexpected photo result. I got her in the middle of talking to me and adjusting her jacket and it was SO CUTE!:)


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Oh this one I just had to laugh right into the camera, but thankfully Megan laughed at the same time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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This next video I turn to Megan and explain to her that to get what I want to get, I had to blow out the background a little but it is what it is ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes, to stay true to my style of shooting ESPECIALLY in this crazy light at 1pm- I had to make some chances and compromises with my environment but I LOVED the results! ๐Ÿ™‚

The result!:
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“Oh baby”

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. kaitlin hebert says:

    This is brilliant…but we DOOOO need to go over the point of a HANDSTRAP my love! ahahhahahaah

    1. hahah I know right!? Well, it’s on too tight right now and I can’t use it until Mike loosens it for me lOLOOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I LOVE ALL OF THIS! The photos are beautiful and the videos are priceless!

  3. This is a GREAT post, Amanda! Love hearing your sweet voice and so smart of you to share for all of your couples!! I agree…BRILLIANT!

  4. These are awesome!! They make me smile…feels like we are right there with you during your posing tips!! These shots blew me away too!! Beautiful!!!!!

  5. Rowena says:

    love it!!! you’re such a natural!

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