Randi,  Weddings

Women (and Men) at Work

It’s been a year since I became Randi Voss, Full Time Photographer and I don’t think I could be happier.  I love my new life and today I’m sharing photos from my time at “work.”  Great thing about this job, is that sometimes my family is kind enough to come and shoot with me.

My husband, Ryan, works with me often, and  sister Nicki is starting to come to more weddings with me too.  Both are excellent photographers AND models when I need to check lighting for a certain shot.  Here, they are standing in where a bridal party is about to gather around.  I don’t know what I like best about this photo–Nicki’s face, Ryan’s face, or Ryan holding Nicki’s purse.

Ryan checking lighting for a cake-cutting ceremony.  The photos turn out better if we actually DO what the wedding participants are going to be doing.  Also note Ryan’s shadow on the wall.

Here is a light stand that I found.

First dance prep.

Same cake cutting ceremony as above, but this time the staff at Nevillewood was nice enough to stand in.  I wonder who this guy is?!?!?  Jason, obviously.

Here’s me earlier this month at Laura and Donnie’s wedding in Hawaii.

You know I’m serious about my work when I’m willing to post this photo of myself online.  Obviously, I’m playing a crying groom as his new bride comes down the aisle.

More cake……

Parent Dance prep

In action at the church.  These cameras have done wonders for my arm muscles.

I spend some time testing my lighting for the family/group shots at the church.  Here, I knew some big groups were coming to the altar, so we had to test a large area. See, the people in the front and the back have to look good.  Lookin’ good.

And those close-ups have to look good too.  I love this girl.

Ryan testing the cake.  You can see my light stand to Ryan’s right and sunlight is streaming in from a window above.

And a bouquet toss from the lovely bride…..

Well, that’s all for today.  I love my life and job and am excited to do it everyday.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these behind-the-scenes photos of me and my crew.  Cheers!

I'm Randi Voss, a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I specialize in photographing fun, happy weddings working throughout the wedding day as both a photojournalist and a portraiture artist. Have a look around my blog to see what I've been doing lately, both personally, and professionally, and get to know me better. View the Galleries to see some of my favorite photos. Leave a comment to let me know your thoughts. Sincerely, Randi


  • Mary

    These are so hilarious! But, wow, you’re getting mighty close to licking that knife in one of those cake-cutting tests… I also like that you wear colors that match your logo.

  • Milla

    Bahahahahaha!!! Hilarious!! I especially love the beautiful bride tossing the bouquet. Awesome. I need to dig up some of these photos from our weddings, too!

  • sister

    hahahaha ryan’s face while he’s cutting the cake is hilarious. i like this post the best so far… it is like a glimpse behind the scenes! (o:

  • Rich Dembski

    And I thought all you did was point the camera and the photo’s came out perfect every time.I am so disillusioned.

  • Christina Montemurro

    I love this post with all my heart. There are not enough people who truly love their jobs, and those that do inspire us all. Thank you for sharing just why photography is the perfect job for you and giving a behind the scenes look at how much fun we get to have. The expressions in these photos are priceless.

    Also, I like the light stand you found.

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