SECOND SHOOTER PORTFOLIO
I've been photographing weddings since 2012 as both a lead photographer and a second shooter. I enjoy second shooting, dare I say it, maybe even a bit MORE than main shooting weddings (less pressure, more creativity!). I've worked with quite a few different photographers over the past several years and understand that everyone has their own unique shooting style and flow of the day. I'm ready to do whatever it is that you need me to take care of to make your day go a little smoother and get the type of photos that you need to fill out the set from the day.
My current gear list is growing, and it includes:
(2) Canon 5D Mark III (Full frame)
Canon 70-200 2.8 V2
Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art
Sigma 85mm 1.4 (Pre art series but was told they built them with the same specs as the art series… takes amazing photos)
Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro
Canon 50mm 1.4 (share this one with my husband, so if you require it, please inform me. I don’t normally use it much)
Canon 16-35mm 4.0 (also share this lens with my husband, so please ask to ensure that I have it, if you require it)
Yongnuo Speedlights & transceivers/receivers (3 of each) & stands for off-camera use
Ice Light & barn doors
As I obtain more equipment, I will update this list.
I do also have a pretty extensive collection of Profoto lights, which I do not bring to second shooting gigs, unless you specifically request them and want me to use them for portraits or something and you have an assistant to help with them. I do not bring these for any second shooting gig that pays less than $350.
Profoto B1X (2 of these) (Great for bright sunny days to balance subjects. These are really heavy lights so require an assistant to help carry them and move them while shooting)
Profoto A1 (2 of these) (I use these mainly just on camera, or they work well when the sun isn’t too harsh or in the evening to help spotlight the subjects)
Profoto B2 (This one is connected to an external battery, so needs an assistant to hang onto all of that)
Various modifiers and softboxes
I live in Muskegon but I actually like driving and don’t have any issues with travel. I have second shot weddings in Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, South Haven, St. Joseph, South Bend, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Cadillac, Ludington, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. Just tell me when and where you need me!
If you think that my work is similar to your style, I'm open to doing trades as well, as my packages often include a second shooter.
Don't worry too much about my editing style, since that's going to be your gig ;). I am pretty chill and kind of introverted, although I enjoy chatting on a one on one basis. I tend to be quieter around your clients, simply because its not my wedding, not my clients. I try not to draw attention to myself. I’m comfortable with “potty mouths” and use discretion with language. I know my way around a Catholic ceremony like nobody’s business, thanks to some very religious parents haha. I really like all kinds of weddings though. I’m in my late 30s, but I’ve had a lot of people tell me they think I’m a lot younger and I shoot for people who are a lot younger than me all the time. Its no big deal. No power trips here. I like working with both men and women, so long as you’re nice! Basically if you’re not a dick, I’m not a dick. Actually if you are a dick, I probably still won’t be a dick, because I’m a people pleaser.
The burning question that you want to know, i’m sure, is “is she going to show up?!” this is what I panic about every time I try to hire my own second shooters because I have been burned more than once by people I had high hopes for. all I can say is when I tell you I will shoot for you, I mark it on my calendar and commit myself to it! so at the same time, i’m worrying about whether you will ditch me at the last minute for some other shooter while I lose out on income. so it goes both ways. I love contracts that protect both me and you! so if you have a contract, good! I want to know you are committing to me as well… for that day.. lol.
SECOND SHOOTER PORTFOLIO
Below are just a handful of the images I have taken for other photographers as a second shooter. From zoomed in "paparazzi" type shots, to expansive views from the back, I'm ready to get you the type of images that round out the wedding day coverage and give couples the range of images that would not be possible with just one photographer.
Sydney Marie Photography - (Sydney Snider) (Frequent second)
Jennifer Mayo Studios - (Frequent second)
Justin Hankins Photography - (Frequent second)
Cellardoor Weddings - (Celestina Knight)
Rachel Kaye Photography - (Rachel Bethke)
BG Photography Studios (Brennigan Gilson Burnett)
Olive + Ivy (Cassandra Tietz)
The Focused Soul - (Jenni Hecht)
Munro Photography - (Laura Munro)
J Darling Photo - (Jessica Darling)
Mel Anne Photography - (Melissa Donnelly)
Tiberius Images - (Russell Climie)
Karrn Frost Photography (Karrn Middleman)
August 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 11, 18, 19
November & December are still wide open
I always have a lot of availability from January till april and am willing to negotiate my fee during that time as well.