BLOG of Popography » New Jersey & New York Wedding Photography

Popography Behind the Scenes 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to look back over the last year and remember all of the amazing memories we have created, experienced and shared.

New Jersey, New Friends, New Mentees, New Cities, New Adventures and New Shooting Positions! HA! We are forever grateful to our clients, fellow photographers, all of the families who invited us into their lives.  We are thankful to God for this amazing adventure we are living out. These photos come in all shapes and forms: Edited, Non-edited, iPhone, Instagram, and anywhere else you might find a random photo :) Cheers to 2014! We traveled to Texas, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Vegas and all over the ti-state area! We are excited to continue shooting the Tri-State Area and beyond for 2015! Enjoy our craziness!

NOTE TO READERS: These photos are inconsistent, mostly poorly taken iPhone photos and we apologize for the inconvenience in advance for your beautiful eyes. :D

xx,

Leaha + Jeffrey

LOVED OUR NEW CARDS BY RUSS MCMINN! (THE SAME RAD DUDE WHO MADE OUR NEW WEBSITE!)

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0820
OH THE POSITIONS WE GET OURSELVES IN!
 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0646

 

THERE IS NO PLACE WE WON’T SIT, LAY OR CLIMBNew Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0647New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0648New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0649New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0650New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0651New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0652New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0653New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0654New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0655New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0656

 

ANYTHING TO GET THE SHOT…ANYTHING! 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0657New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0658New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0659

JEFF HOLDS THE PLACE WE WANT TO SHOOT UNTIL THE CLIENT ARRIVES (hello all you other photographers!) 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0660

 

WE WILL JUST TURN THIS STUMP OVER AND HOLD IT UP WITH A STICK SO OUR CLIENTS CAN SIT ON IT. 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0661New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0662

 

Popography WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT MY HUSBAND AND BEST FRIEND, JEFFREY! 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0663

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0768

 

WE TRAVELED QUITE A BIT THIS YEAR. JEFFREY HAD TO DOUBLE UP!New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0789New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0664New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0665New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0666New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0667New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0668New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0669New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0670New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0671
New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0673New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0674New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0702

HAD SOME BIG FEATURES THIS YEAR & LANDED IN TWO MAGAZINES!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0766

DREAMY STYLED SHOOT PRINTED IN DENIM AND GRACE MAGAZINE!

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 9.55.35 PM

 

THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ADVENTURES OF MY LIFE!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0675New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0676

YOU PROBABLY COULDN’T GUESS HOW MANY LAYERS I HAVE ON IN THIS PHOTO.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0677New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0678

THIS IS WHAT I LOOK LIKE WHEN I PUT ON MY “BOSSY PANTS”

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0679New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0680

THAT ONE TIME THAT I GOT 15 MIN FROM AN OUT OF TOWN WEDDING AND REALIZED I FORGOT MY WEDDING CLOTHES!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0681

SEEMS LIKE A GOOD PLACE TO HOLD A CAMERA WHILE SETTING UP FOR A RECEPTION!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0682

 

WHEN YOU SHOOT A BURNING MAN FRIENDLY WEDDING, YOU DRESS THE PART!

Processed with VSCOcam with a2 preset

 

I GO THROUGH A NEW PAIR EVERY YEAR
New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0684

SHOOTING IN NYC- THIS IS HOW I PACK!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0685New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0686New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0687New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0688New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0689

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0764New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0765

 

DON’T LOSE THE BRIDES TIARA…ok, I’LL WEAR IT!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0772New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0774

 

AND NOW WE WILL PUT A SEATBELT ON OVER THIS DOUBLE CAMERA COMBO AND TRY TO DRIVE TO THE NEXT LOCATION!!? YEP.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0771

 

TAXI CAB SELFIE #1

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0775

 

I TAKE A SOUVENIER FROM EVERY WEDDING I SHOOT. THIS ONE WAS PARTICULARLY HEAVY!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0782

 

IT’S NO SECRET THAT I HAVE A KATE SPADE PROBLEM.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0794

 

DON’T WE ALL HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH MACARON’S?

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0795

 

THE SYSTEM THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FO RUS THIS YEAR! #ONA #HOLDFAST

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0787New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0798

 

TAXI CAB SELFIE #2

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0690

 

TAXI CAB SELFIE #3

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0692New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0693

 

THAT ONE TIME I TOOK A PHOTO AND JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE A LITTLE MAN SITTING ON MY SHOULDER WHILE RIDING THE ESCALATOR IN NYCNew Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0694

WE ALL NEED TO PRINT MORE!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0796

SHOOTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD AKA 30 ROCK

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0696New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0697New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0700

 

SO, YEAH, HEY CLIENTS…HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BALANCING ON THIS NICE BIG TREE? :)

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0705

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0713

 

I MAY HAVE DRESSED UP IN A BIG BLACK TUTU  & JUMPED IN THE OCEAN THIS YEAR FOR A BEAUTY SHOOT!

View More: http://lynettesmithphotography.pass.us/leaha-poptography

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0672

 

THIS ADVENTURE BEGAN WITH AN IDEA AND TOGETHER WE EXECUTED OUR DREAM! TO WORK TOGETHER, TRAVEL TOGETHER & SERVE COUPLES TOGETHER!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0699New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0704

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0759New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0760New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0761New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0703New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0698

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0750New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0751New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0752New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0753

 

BRITTANY & DAN MAIO WERE ALONGSIDE US THIS WEDDING SEASON.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0706New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0707New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0708New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0709New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0710New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0757

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0824

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO USE WHAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU.

THIS IS OUR EXECUTION PLAN OF WHERE EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE DURING THE CEREMONY :)

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0790

MY EDITING LOOKS LIKE THIS. THANK YOU NETFLIX!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0720

MY EDITING LOOKS LIKE THIS. THANK YOU CHAMPAGNE!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0719

 

OUR BEST FRIEND MILAD LOOKS LIKE THIS WHEN HE EDITS :)

HE IS OUR CONFIDANT, ENCOURAGER, DEVELOPER, PROFESSIONAL GOOGLE DOC MAKER, ASSISTANT, FLIGHT BUDDY TO VEGAS, VIDEO DUDE, &

SEEMS TO ALWAYS FIND A GOOD TIME! LOVE YOU MAN!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0721New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0722New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0723

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0717New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0727

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0728

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0799New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0803New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0801New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0800New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0773

 

WHAT ARE THE ODDS YOU ARE IN VEGAS TO SHOOT A WEDDING AND ONE OF YOUR FORMER BRIDE & GROOM ARE THERE AT THE SAME TIME.

EVEN BETTER, CURTIS IS PROFESSIONAL POKER PLAYER AND TAUGHT US HOW TO GAMBLE!? YES, THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0802

 

MY TEXAS FRIENDS ARE AWESOME! THANK YOU KEITH FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT FRIEND.

I LOVE WORKING WITH YOU AND SHARING OUR WAR STORIES!

(PS: THAT IS A REFLECTION OF THE TREE IN MY LENS)New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0724New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0725

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0821

MY TEXAS GAL, MISS JESSICA! YOU’RE MY SOUL SISTA! IT HAS BEEN SO AWESOME TO WATCH YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS GROW OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS.

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0726

AND PS: THAT TIME WE PACKED UP 2 MODELS AND DROVE TO THE SCARY ABANDONED SCHOOL WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ADVENTURES IN THIS LIFETIME!!

WHITNEY & JONATHAN WERE THE BEST MODELS EVER!!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0807

MY NEW JERSEY MENTEES ARE AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL.

SHARING & GROWING OUR BUSINESSES IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0758

 

MEETING & LEARNING FROM OTHER PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGS HAS BEEN SO MUCH FUN!

THE NORTHEAST IS FULL OF CRAZY TALENTED FOLKS!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0776New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0777New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0778New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0779New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0770

View More: http://shootandshare.pass.us/united2014View More: http://shootandshare.pass.us/united2014View More: http://shootandshare.pass.us/united2014View More: http://shootandshare.pass.us/united2014New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0813New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0814

 

FOOL ME ONCE, FOOL ME TWICE…DONE & OVER IT!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0797

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0818

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0805

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0785

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0822New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0823

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0749

 

AND I LOVE IT WHEN MY WEST COAST PHOTOGRAPHER FRIENDS COME TO NEW YORK

AND WE GET TO WEAR PJ’S, EAT MACAROONS & SHOOT TOGETHER!

LOVE YOU FRANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0736New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0755

 

 

LEADING A SPEAKEASY PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP HAS BEEN AMAZING! WE LEARN AS MUCH AS WE EAT CHEESE & DRINK WINE!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0815New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0816

THESE TWO MEN HAVE ADDED A LOT OF VALUE TO MY LIFE. THANKS FOR BEING THERE AND ALLOWING ME TO BRAINSTORM, LEARN & SHOOT ALONGSIDE YOU.

TAV, “UKE” Gotta be kidding me”

COLIN, “You blow me away with your awesomeness”

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0817

 

BUT FIRST, LET’S TAKE A SELFIE

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0729

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0762New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0763New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0769New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0781New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0792New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0793

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0788New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0804New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0730New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0731New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0732New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0733

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0780New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0734New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0735New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0737

 

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0740New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0741

 

JEFF OFFICIALLY STEPPED ON THE BRIDE’S VEIL AND RIPPED IT OUT OF HER HAIR! WINNER!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0742New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0743New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0744New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0745New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0746New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0747

 

WHEN A NEW YORKER FLIES IN FROM TEXAS TO HAVE THEIR PHOTOS TAKEN: EVERYONE MUST EAT A FALAFEL, STAT!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0748

WHEN CLIENTS BECOME FRIENDS AND STOP BY THE DAY AFTER THEY RETURN FROM THEIR HONEYMOON TO BRING YOUR SON A BIRTHDAY PRESENT. LOVE THESE TWO!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0754

 

MY CLIENTS ARE THE GREATEST GIFT THERE IS…AND ALWAYS BLOW ME AWAY WITH GENEROSITY.

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING SO SWEET!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0739New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0738

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0786

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0767

 

YES, I WAS GIFTED CUSTOM POPOGRAPHY SHOES!!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0791

New Jersey Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes by POPography.org_0808

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. 

Yes, to you, our reader! We are forever grateful for all of our supporters and encouragers!

2014 PROMO VIDEO

 

Click “LIKE” to let us know you were here!

Join us on INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK!

And our BRAND NEW WEBSITE!!

Share              Post ItTweet ItPin ItEmail It