Second & ASSOCIATE Shooting Information
Hey there! I'm honored to be considered as your associate or second photographer. As a business owner and primary wedding photographer myself, I understand how important it is to find someone who will be a great match - artistically, professionally, and personally. Here's some info that might help you determine if we'll make a great team!
I have owned my own successful wedding photography business since 2012 and have over 200 weddings under my belt.
LGBTQ+ couple? Love is love is love is love is love.
I am fine hanging with either the guys or the girls during the "getting ready" portion of the day - I'm a Tomboy at heart and relate well with the guys, but I can mingle with the ladies just as well. (I also rock at capturing stunning detail shots!)
I'm totally down with doing whatever it takes to get the shot - including (but not limited to) standing knee deep in water, laying in dirt, or climbing trees. I live for adventure (and great angles)!
I have years of teaching experience at all grade levels which has helped me hone my toddler, bridal party, and extended family herding skills - I'm not afraid to use my teacher voice when needed, but will do it with a smile.
While working as a teacher I also acquired the ability to eat an entire 4-course meal in under 10 minutes, which also comes in handy on wedding days.
I'm a great problem-solver and fast thinker. (Thanks to those engineering and education degrees I'm no longer using!!)
I love dad jokes.
I'll arrive 15-20 minutes early by default - earlier if you prefer.
Forgot your coffee/water/PowerBars/spare batteries? Split your pants? No worries - I can stop and pick some up on my way!
I shoot RAW on dual cards and always treat my second-shot images just as I treat my own wedding images. My own backed up copies have saved a few of my primary shooters in the past when they lost their own copies for various reasons.
My liability insurance is current and way-more-than-adequate.
When I work for you, I will not market myself in any way. I hate that I even have to say that, but I have had a few experiences with my own second shooters that made me want to reassure you of my professionalism.
I ask for payment when services are rendered and accept PayPal, Venmo, check, or cash. (As much as I love second shooting, I have outrageous PhD loans and family snowboarding expenses to pay. Based on my experience and high quality equipment, I ask for $60+ per hour for second shooting and $125+ per hour for associate shooting. If I'm traveling more than 2 hours away or shooting in a location with crazy parking fees, I ask that some extra travel expenses be thrown in.)
You can view more samples of my work here.
You can learn more about me here.
I currently shoot with the following gear:
Canon 5D Mk4 (x2)
Canon 5D Mk3 (x2)
Canon 16-35mm 2.8L V3
Canon 24mm 1.4L
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L V2
Canon 35mm 1.4L
Canon 50mm 1.2L
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L V2
Canon 85mm 1.2L
Canon 100mm 2.0
Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro
Canon 135mm 2.0L
Godox V860ii (x3)
Godox AD200 (x5)
MagMod Flash Diffusers and Light Modifiers
Canon 600EX-RTII Speedlite (x2)
Canon 580EXII Speedlite (x3)
Phottix Odin Transmitter and Receivers
Einstein E640 Studio Flash Units (x4)
Miscellaneous Paul C. Buff Light Modifiers
Please contact me via my contact form or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you think we'll make a great team and want to chat more!