Behind the Scenes 2016

What a year!! 2016 brought us some fun trips, great weddings, and even better couples to hang with on their big days! It’s not always as glamorous as it may seem, though…sometime’s we’re hot sweaty messes! Sometimes we get in each other’s shots…

Well, we wanted to share with you a bit of the “behind the scenes” of our year!

Sometimes I like to be able to just tug their faces into the place I want them 😉

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I spy with my little eye…

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We wear MANY hats on a wedding day…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0610.jpgProfessional train holder…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0611.jpgand hairstylist…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0612.jpgand boutonniere pinner…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0586.jpgCandle lighter…but seriously, look at that skill, DUAL LIGHTERS
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0650.jpgSometimes it’s dangerous to make it look windy…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0588.jpgDidn’t quite work out for Carissa in those shoes…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0589.jpgSo we brought in the reinforcements…he nailed it!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0590.jpgSometimes we need a little help getting the kids to look towards the camera for family photos
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0591.jpgThis guy really helped!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0592.jpgHe was pretty much the best assistant ever…he carried my bags, helped me change lenses…so I figured I might as well let him take a few shots too!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0593.jpgWe LOVE long trains!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0594.jpgThen there was that time that we photographed Carissa’s cousin’s wedding and our kids happened to be there 🙂
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0597.jpgGracie may have to take over the family business in the future
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0596.jpgI’m sure Kaitlyn will help her when the time comes too!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0598.jpgI really have no idea what she was telling me here…but it doesn’t matter…she’s always just way too cute!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0599.jpgCrouching tiger…hidden photographer
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0601.jpgSome of the best human pyramids just need a little help!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0595.jpgI’m definitely never afraid to get where I need to get to get the shot
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0587.jpgThen there was the time that Carissa photographed a wedding as lead photographer!!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0613.jpgHere’s Taliah, her trusty second shooter…taking a second to examine the grass 🙂 We seriously LOVE Taliah!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0614.jpgI’m telling ya….something’s rubbing off on her!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0615.jpgThis is the “I’m shooting RIGHT where you’re standing” look
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0616.jpgThe best part about these destination weddings is getting to take some time for us as a couple…SeaDoo rental for the win!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0617.jpgWe also get to eat at some fun places like this Italian pizza restaurant at Sparkling Hill
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0623.jpgI think this is why it’s called Sparkling Hill! Take me back!!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0622.jpgSometimes I wonder why I don’t just stand like a normal person…is it really that different of an angle when I squat?? OK, yes it is…but man do my legs hurt after a full day of this!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0624.jpgSometimes Carissa donates her flats to the bride so she can walk in tough terrain…which means someone has to pick up the slack…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0625.jpgWe shot a fun wedding with some great people that carissa used to work with!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0626.jpgThen there’s Mexico. Oh Mexico! Trust me guys…our job is hard!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0644.jpgShoot…I totally missed her lips
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0655.jpgSnorkling with the underwater housing…good times as always with Geoff from Life Studios!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0602.jpgMexico with Life Studios is ALWAYS a blast!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0603.jpgFound this thing on the beach!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0605.jpgWhy not?
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0606.jpgI think I was trying to help…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0608.jpgThen there was that time that we walked 30 minutes along the beach to get to the cool rocks!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0607.jpgand when they rented a beautiful white horse for some awesome shots along the beach! What a dream!!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0609.jpgSometimes I think I find places to go just for the fun of it…probably didn’t need to climb up there 🙂
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0642.jpgWhen there’s a bee in your dress…I’m your man
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0643.jpg“You hold the flowers, I’ve got the dress”
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0638.jpgSometimes we let the video guys take over posing…sometimes 😉
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0639.jpgAgain with the squatting…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0651.jpgI definitely love this camera strap! The Holdfast Moneymaker. I’d buy it just for the name!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0653.jpgFart jokes always make the bride laugh
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0652.jpgWe just loved this blush dress! And that blue dress! **whistles**
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0600.jpgUh oh, did I just give away one of my tricks?!?!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0604.jpgWe had a GREAT time with Erik from Love Story Media!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0620.jpgAnd Vissare Media!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0627.jpgThese little guys just have the best angle!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0634.jpgLike I said…sometimes we get in each other’s shots 😉
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0628.jpgThe dance floor NEVER dissapoints though!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0629.jpgWhat a gorgeous hotel the Hotel Vancouver is!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0631.jpgEspecially with all of it’s hidden windows!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0632.jpgJust act like a guest and fit in 🙂
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0630.jpgGiving flower holding lessons!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0633.jpgWe seem to do this alot
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0635.jpgWhere’s waldo?
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0640.jpgI still can’t believe she doesn’t use a camera strap and just holds onto her camera the whole day! She’s going to have such buff arms!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0645.jpgGet that speech shot guuuurl!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0654.jpgOne time the kids met us for dinner after an afternoon wedding at this cool restaurant that has a beach volleyball court in the back!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0656.jpgWe even made it out to Nashville to hang with some of our closest friends in the industry!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0657.jpgWe’re pretty spoiled to have such talented and amazing friends!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0659.jpgAnd some of the best students and friends in the world!! We LOVE our Academy peeps!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0660.jpgJustin and Mary rocking out our joint workshop in Arizona!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0661.jpgThese people are changing lives by the way they live their lives…inspiring to say the least!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0662.jpgSometimes we have to get in front of the camera even! Maybe I should put a memory card in…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0658.jpgWebinars are super fun for me! Talking to people around the world like they’re in the room with me! So crazy!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0667.jpgIt’s all about getting the light right…which means sometimes you have to stand on wiggly rocks!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0663.jpgI’m pretty sure I’m standing on top of a hand rail in the one on the right…dance moves and everything
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0664.jpgWalking backward UP a vineyard row…is NOT easy
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0665.jpgWe usually bring little white sandals to weddings with us so we can give them to the Bride when they need a break from the heels!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0668.jpgThen there was that time in Mexico where Carissa got stung on the foot and I had to get the stinger out!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0670.jpgSURPRISE!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0672.jpgWe also got to go to a marriage retreat with other couple’s in business together…it was an incredible week!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0673.jpgI’m pretty sure if I took off my shirt it would look like that anyways…just more tanned…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0671.jpgI also built a fun new backdrop in my old office so I can use it for video projects…here’s my little helper
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0675.jpgWe got to ride in a fun sea-plane to head over to Vancouver Island…I got to co-pilot!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0669.jpgWho needs the veil anyways?!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0666.jpgThen there was the wedding where 5 kids got trapped in the elevator for almost an hour!! Don’t worry, they got out safe…but one of the kids had to pee so bad that he ended up going in the corner! Poor kid!!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0649.jpgummm…you’re in my shot again…
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0648.jpgGetting that angle!
Matt Kennedy Vancouver Wedding Photographer_0646.jpgThis was a little stop we made on the trip back from our LAST WEDDING OF THE YEAR! Ending off with a little celebration of a great year!
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Want to see more Behind the Scene shots?

Check out the ones from last year – 2015 Behind the Scenes

AND don’t miss our favorite shots of 2016

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