Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

So, this behind the scenes installment is slightly different in that it’s not a photo of me actually shooting, but instead setting up a shot. This is one of my favorite e-session photos, and it comes from Kalpana and Jim’s session. These guys were so awesome and up for anything! The first two photos were taken by my friend Naqib, thanks buddy! And the last shot is the final image, shot by me.

  • KrisD Mauga - Hilarious!!!! Love it as always!!! Soon, I shall stalk and find you in NY to shoot along side!

  • Naqib/Qippy - I like this hands on post..we all always yearn to know how a real pro does it..and fortunately enough now we know..thanks Todd for the shoutout! Great stuff!

  • knot - nice shot love it!! especially the guy’s face. love u work

  • justinelement - you did it again!

  • harrison - Hahah, love it!!! How fun.

  • Kay - I heart you Todd!

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks everyone! :)

  • quelyn - OHhhhhh that is frickin cool

  • Jennifer Parlanti - LoVe iT!!

This behind the scenes installment comes from Alex and Kristy’s wedding. While I was photographing Kristy and Alex, every so often Alex would flash his “hand gun” or point his finger at me. Of course I’m going to photograph that right!? Well, Kay English, who was assisting me on this wedding, grabbed this shot of the three of us. Check out my cool stance!

And here is what I saw through my lens…

  • IRIS CHEUNG - Too funny!

  • Tony - See Todd . . . He even knows it . . . YOU are the man . . .

  • Kay - YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol! That groom was awesome! So funny!

  • David Josué - jajaja, this is amazing dude

  • Kristen Driscoll - Aw yeah! Love it! :)

This behind the scenes shot comes from Sabrina and Jeff’s wedding which I photographed about a year ago. We were down in Asbury Park by the old Casino when I spotted a good sized puddle of water. I wanted to line up and photograph the bridal party so that I could nab their reflections in the puddle as well. The only way for me to do that was to get down and dirty and lay on the ground right in front of the puddle. This photograph is courtesy of my friend Elisabeth Millay. Not an overly flattering photo either, but not your fault Lis!

And here is how I saw it…

  • Alice - Both of these are fantastic images! I’m sure your clients were thrilled with their bridal party shot; and how cool to have an image of yourself getting down and dirty for the score!

  • Brandi - Haha, I love it. The other day I was shooting a senior and I was pretty much lying back in a pile of (soft-ish) thorny vines and my client and his mom were like, hey you’re getting into (whatever that plant is called)! And I go.. it’s fine, no problem, I promise! Whatever it takes to get the shot, darn it.

  • Alexa Catalin - Yep! It sure was worth it!
    Great shot!

  • MattW - Those are both sick shots. I love the one on top, with the blurred out background. Kind of looks like you dropped dead in the middle of a shoot.

  • Chris Rioux - LOVE that shot! Seriously TIMELESS shot! And thanks for sharing the behind the scenes shot with it! :)

  • Todd Laffler - Thanks guys!
    Matt, yeah I guess it sort of does look like I dropped dead in the middle of the shoot. I’ve always thought it looked more like I got thirsty in the middle of the shoot, and I’m just visiting the “watering hole”! :)

  • Naqib/Qippy - Wow..this new Blog layout is definitely awesome! Nice to see all the hands on info! At the moment I’m really into time lapse photography..its so fun…been messing around with it..cant wait to blog about it soon!

  • Hadar - Beautiful shot of the wedding party!!!!

  • Elisabeth Millay - hahahaha memories!

I had this cool photograph that my friend Christopher David took of me while shooting on a wedding day, and I started messing around with it a little. All of my past clients, or anyone who has worked with me before, knows that I carry a lot of Gatorade with me on wedding day. I work hard, and I get pretty thirsty, so I have to stay hydrated on those hot hectic wedding days. Wow, that just sounded like an ad didn’t it? Maybe I should try getting sponsored by Gatorade! Anyway, I decided to Photoshop in a poster for Gatorade within the photograph just for laughs. I even took out the Gatorade lightning bolts and replaced them with my logo rings. And above the word “BRING IT” it says “LAFFLER | FIERCE“. I thought it was funny, so here it is!

By the way, here is what I was looking at.

  • Jake - Get your wide stance on……

    the bring-it-ade is nice!

  • Rodrigo Vargas - Nice “action” stance. Who needs a tripod!

  • ChristopherDavid - Too funny bro!

  • Todd - The wide stance helps with stability, and I’m also leaning one shoulder against the wall for added support, and then I have my left hand extended under the lens for even more stability. :)

  • Naqib/Qippy - A living, breathing Manfrotto! hehheh

  • quelyn - Hey!! I thought that wall looked familiar!!

  • iris - still loving your kind of seeing and capturing emotions!!!!

    GREAT FAN! :-)

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