Second Photographers

I am incredibly excited to collaborate together and ever grateful for your support in helping me create the best experience possible for my wedding clients. I couldn't do this without you and want to ensure we are setting ourselves up a fun, stress free, and beautiful day. Below you'll learn more about how I work and what expectations I have for the day.

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Expectations

 

1. Think like a first photographer

I love when my second photographers focus on creating amazing stand alone shots from each wedding day. I'm not looking for someone to simply shoot a second angle of the wedding day, but create images that can stand alone, are creative, and add to the entire wedding day story.

 

2. Be Proactive

Wedding days are crazy. It's incredibly helpful when a second photographer can be proactive without me having to guide them along every moment of the day. If I'm taking a photo of the bride alone and groom is just hanging there, ask him if you can take a photo of him. I appreciate it so much when I don't have to manage every moment of the day.

 

3. Different View Points and Angles

One of the amazing benefits of having two photographers, is capturing a more well rounded view of the day. If I am shooting a long lens,  try to shoot with your wide lens to cover the event differently. If I am focusing on the bride and groom during speeches, try focusing on the guests and their reactions to the speeches as well.

 

4. Arrive Early & Sync Cameras

I will always arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to each wedding start time. More likely I am there an hour early to look around, prep cameras, and get in the right mindset for the day. We will need to sync our cameras times before we begin for the day so please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to when we begin shooting.

 

5. Equipment

Weddings are incredibly important events to the client. Please make sure to bring professional and sufficient equipment needed to cover the wedding thoroughly. This includes having backup gear in case a piece of equipment malfunctions.

 

6. Smile :)

Honestly, I love what I do. Not only do I want to create beautiful memories for each couple, but I want them to truly know how happy I am to be there and make sure they feel well taken care of. Don't forget to smile so they know you're happy to be there too!

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Examples

Here are a few examples of photos my amazing second photographers have taken while working with me and in comparison what types of shots I am doing during the same time.

 

1. Getting ready

Most likely we will work together throughout the entire day so as not to miss any moments. During the getting ready section of the day I will spend the first part of the time photographing all the detail shots while you capture all the candid moments happening. From there on we will tag team photographing all the events from different angles and viewpoints.

Bri

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The Second Photographer

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Photographing The Groom Alone

If we have to split up in the morning you will photograph the groom and groomsmen getting ready. There are three main aspects I focus on and want to have photographed.

 

1. His Details

Please photograph anything and everything he is wearing. I typically create a mini still life of everything and photograph some pieces individually.

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Getting Dressed

Please photograph the groom getting dressed, this includes putting on shoes, adjusting bowtie, putting on boutonniere, and jacket.

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Portraits

Nothing super official, but please grab a few portraits of the groomsmen together and the groom alone.

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The First Look

During the first look we want to strategically plan who will be capturing who's expression. Typically, I take the Bride and you focus on the grooms expression as they turn towards one another. The biggest concern is to not cross shoot and end up in each others frame.

Bri

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The Second Photographer

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The Ceremony

The ceremony is great time for you to get creative, but also make sure we are not cross shooting. I love when you are able to capture  the guests happiness and the event in a different way than me. I always love when you are able to capture the angles I cannot, especially the bride coming down the aisle from the back and embracing family who walked her down the aisle.

Bri

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The Second Photographer

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Formal Portraits

During this time I love to have the second photographer help me wrangle family members and bridal party while sneaking some in between moments and second angles.

Bri

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The Second Photographer

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Couples Session

This is the most important and my favorite part of the day. We'll work together to create gorgeous images the couples will love. If you see something or want to try something creative, I am always open to you leading a shot once I know I have all the coverage I need.

Bri

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The Second Photographer

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The Reception

The reception is where we'll focus on covering the events documentary style, but also lots of candids and asking groups of people dancing and chatting if we can take their photo. All the guests receive the wedding gallery so I like to make it my mission to photograph every single guest :)

Bri

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The Second Photographer

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THANK YOU for being a part of my team! If you have any questions regarding any of the information above please reach out, I am always happy to help!