Behind the Scenes with Lena: 2021



Can you believe 2021 is almost over? It’s wild how fast this year has flown by. So – it’s time for a behind the scenes look at the annual LM year in review!

2021: Let’s break it down!

  • 34 couples photographed… 11 in August alone!

  • 3 “destination” weddings photographed – 2 on Martha’s Vineyard and 1 in New York City

  • 6 super-soaked rainy weddings (like this one!)

  • 28 portrait sessions photographed

  • 3 commercial lifestyle shoots (check them out here)

  • 4 print + online features in blogs and magazines – The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes, Boston Magazine… so proud!

  • 1 epic promo video created

  • 100+ bubble teas consumed, with my new favorite flavor being Salted Plum w/ Melon from OneZo

  • 1 podcast interview recorded

  • 16 new take-out restaurants tried (7 of them now in my regular rotation!)

  • 1 new camera body in the mix, the mirrorless Canon R6 (which I truly do not like compared to the 5D Mark IV, so I shoot with both now)

  • 33 new recipes tried in my kitchen – the best being this easy lemon butter pasta w/ crispy breadcrumbs + ricotta

  • 5 seasons of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills binged (just since November, aaah)



Thank you to all my 2021 couples, their parents, their wedding parties, EVERYONE for a phenomenal season It was wild, hot, sweaty, fun, and y’all made me and my second shooters laugh, cry, and feel SO appreciated and loved Vaxxed, masked, and ready to party.⁠

The 2021 power move was finally getting contacts so I could ditch my foggy glasses on rainy or humid days and see what I’m shooting much better I also tried out a new memory card + wedding prep organization system that was an efficiency hack / game changer, I’ll share with all you photographers this winter! AND LASTLY… I found a deodorant that doesn’t leave white streaks on my black outfits and camera harness and wow can’t wait to wear it all next season!!! Degree Ultraclear ⁠ Yeah, I wrapped up my 11th wedding season but I still evolve and grow and learn new life hacks every year.


Investing in myself with a new promo video by Some Fuzzy!

For the best wedding + elopement inspo: head over to the blog to see the best of the best weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions of 2021! #dancefloorsareback

Even more fun: peep my Instagram pinned stories – click on the “Behind the Scenes 2021” one to see exclusive videos and photos that aren’t on the blog!



Here’s to making the most of this wild year!

IMPORTANT NOTE: 32 out of my 34 weddings were completely masked up (shoutout to June + July when the numbers were almost at zero UGH). I am proudly vaccinated and boosted, and because of that, have been lucky enough to safely snap an outdoor selfie or behind the scenes photo without a mask. For the rest of the time on my wedding days, I either completely distanced, did headshots / action shots in an empty room, or was masked up. I take this pandemic extremely seriously and do my very best to keep myself and my clients safe.



A huge shoutout to my second shooters, Genevieve & Rachel – you two give me life.

Thank you for everything this year!!! INCLUDING ALL THESE BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS haha!



And the beloved


Thank you for all your love and support.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2022!

Thinking about joining the LM wedding fam in 2022?

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