Behind the Scenes 2017 // Everything

 

As many of you know, Matt went full time with Matt Erickson Photography in January 2017. Looking back on this past full year of running the business has been a little insane, really.  It's an amazing privilege to be able to tell people's stories, to get to really love on them and party with them. In this post you'll catch a glimpse of what's gone into this past year's labor of love.

You'll see some faces you recognize and some you may not, but there are so many people we've been able to affect and be affected by this year.  We need to say thanks, whether it's thank you for working with us or thank  you for trusting us! It's been a year full of new relationships and new opportunities, which thrills us!

Below you'll find some photos of the two of us hard at work (and hard at play) serving those who have trusted us with their stories.  We do hope you'll enjoy just a few of the unflattering shots that happen every single day as we attempt to create art!  Laugh with (at?) us and take a few moments to appreciate how beautiful a world it is.  There are so many things worth celebrating, whether graduations, weddings, or family. Wishing you and yours a very happy 2018!

We started off the year pretty normally.  Creating beautiful photos in beautiful places with beautiful people and meaning was the goal.

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

But then we decided to add on some more goals.  Amanda decided to focus on making new friends...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

...and working on decision-making skills.

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

Matt's goals were to perfect his Disney-prince-on-stairs stances...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

...and master the thunderbolt yoga pose.

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

Through summer sun and lakeside cold...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
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We've had our fair share of photo sharing...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

...dress-fluffing...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

...and dancing (Amanda's dance off with the groom not pictured).

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

We're sure to always look our best...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

...and lend a hand whenever needed!

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

Even when things don't turn out quite as expected...

Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography
Behind the Scenes 2017 Cleveland Wedding Photographer Matt Erickson Photography

...we wouldn't trade it for anything else.  

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