Second shooting or assisting anyone in the same creative field can be one of the most magical and beneficial learning experiences!
I shot my first wedding independently, then shot four more weddings with an assistant. Crazy to think about now that I look back at it! When I was first welcomed into the wedding photography world, I didn’t understand second shooting or why you would want another photographer to help with the beautiful love story you are supposed to be creating for your clients. OH how naive I was!! A second shooter can be so much more than someone who captures alternative angles for you!
Being a second shooter was one of the best decisions I ever made. I’m not going to lie–I was terrified. I was worried I wouldn’t meet the expectations of the primary, or I just simply wouldn’t fit into the style they contained for their weddings.
BELOW ARE FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND WHEN SECOND SHOOTING…