What is second shooting? If you’re not familiar with photographer lingo I’m sure youre asking your self that exact question. Second shooting is helping another photographer with a session and/or a wedding. It is also in my opinion a great way to establish yourself, and get more familiar with your craft.
I was given the honor to tag along and second shoot for a very talented local photographer for this beautiful wedding that is featured on this blog. The featured wedding was one of my first chances at second shooting, I had been very eager to second shoot for a while. So I was very honored that Celia trusted me with this job!
While I am second shooting I will get the chance to work beside and learn from many other talented photographers. Not to mention I’m getting to see how other photographers work their magic in the flesh, not just hear about it!! I will learn how they run their show, and do what I love doing all at the same time. That to me is worth it all!!
If you don’t know, now you will, I am pretty much a self taught photographer. I have learned mostly through trial and error and through some advice from other photographers. Second shooting is allowing me to learn so much from not only observing very talented photographers but from working ALONG with them!
Observing other photographers will be great for my work flow for my own weddings. I am confident that taking on second shooting will allow me to give my future wedding clients an even better experience than they already get. Yay for being able to grow my business adventures all while I’m learning from the best.
I am beyond thrilled to say that I have now had the pleasure of second shooting for a few different weddings. This is all apart of my dream job! I just have to say it, I am SOOOO blessed to be able to follow my dreams. I love being able to fulfill my days doing what I love!
I have to say, Thank you to all my past, present and future clients, also thanks to all the talented photographers who have and will trust me to represent their brand and hire me on as a second shooter.
Below are some pictures from the wedding I talked about. I worked along side Celia Zou Photography. Some poses below were set up by her, and I helped Celia capture those poses. She is graciously allowing me to use these for my blog and portfolio. I absolutely love weddings and I can not wait to take on more of my own, and to second shoot as often as I can.
If you're interested in hiring me on as a second shooter, or as your photographer I would love to chat. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt and Tess you had a BEAUTIFUL wedding.