I am blessed with many opportunities to meet new photographers via my workshops, and one of the most commonly asked questions is…. “can I second shoot a wedding with you?” My husband Craig is typically my assistant and second shooter, but I’ve been able to bring many of my students along with us to weddings over the past few years. Because I receive so many requests, I’ve had to limit the opportunity to those that have attended my workshops.
I offer private consultations on posing and working with lighting in real conditions. IE: We find a bride and groom to wear their wedding attire, we take them on location and I demonstrate/teach posing techniques and the use of lighting (both ambient and off-camera flash). As part of this private consult, we then examine the images (both mine and the students) via Lightroom to discuss what worked, what didn’t, and why.
I really need to post more photos from this session, we had so much fun. (I should note that two photographers worked together during this consult to off-set the price of a one-on-one session, and it worked wonderfully).
(Hang in there, this will all come together soon).
In November, I had the pleasure of second shooting with my friend, and associate photographer, Michelle. I had the time of my life!! All of the fun, without the pressure!!
This is when I started thinking…
I only accept a limited number of weddings per year, making it difficult to accomodate everyone that wishes to photograph with us. I love teaching. I REALLY enjoyed shooting with Michelle. I offer private consults for posing. So why not offer an option to shoot a wedding with you? For YOUR client?
I am making myself available on a limited basis to shoot weddings with other photographers. I will essentially offer two options: I will attend/photograph ceremony and portrait session, OR I will attend/photograph the entire wedding day (both alongside the hired photographer).
How you manage the situation is completely up to you (I can lead the posing during the portrait session, or just second shoot with you), but rest assured your client will know that you are in charge and I am merely your assistant. I will provide my RAW files for you to use as you see fit. You will receive an education and your client will benefit. WIN – WIN!
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