CRYSTAL VANANTWERPEN
SECOND SHOOTER PORTFOLIO

 This is me, being a light-tester for Jennifer Mayo. :)

This is me, being a light-tester for Jennifer Mayo. :)

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 gear list is growing but currently includes:  Canon 5Diii body, Canon 70-200mm 2.8IS L, Sigma art 35mm 1.4, Sigma 85mm 1.4, and Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro.  Depending on the date, I have access to a 16-35mm 4.0 as well, but please ask me to bring that as it is my husband's baby.  If you need me to use any of your lenses and have a full frame Canon system, I can do that as well.  I use Canon and Yongnuo speedlights either on-camera or off, if you need me to attach them to your stands or bring my own.  I have a few Profoto lights and work with the A1s quite a bit (have 2 of those).  I can bring the B1x if we are for sure going to use it, otherwise that thing is heavy so it gets left at home... so ask if you want me to bring it!  I also do have 2 Canon EOS3 35mm film camera that work with all of my lenses, if you are wanting film shots at all.  I usually put color film in one and black and white in the other.  I consider myself to be adequate when it comes to off-camera lighting, but not in systems or techniques that I'm not familiar with (basically if you're using a different system than mine, I'm not going to pretend I know how to scroll through your flash settings in the blink of an eye, because I won't).  However, if I'm using my own lights, I have you covered.

If you're a 100% natural light shooter, I can do that as well too.  My gear is advanced enough to work with in low light levels without looking like noisy garbage.  I'll do my best to emulate whatever your style is and compliment it, so if I don't see you pulling out flashes, I'm keeping mine in the bag unless you ask me to pull it out.

I am located in Muskegon, MI.  My rate depends on the length of time you need me, the time of the year that the wedding takes place (Saturdays in the summer/fall I'm a lot more in demand than in February, obviously), how much you need me to do, and how close I am to my home (Muskegon, MI).  Basically tell me what you're planning on paying and I'll either accept let you know what I'd need to do it.  If you've landed here because I responded to your request for a second shooter that already had a payment amount listed, that means I'll accept that payment amount.  Most of the second shooting gigs I do are between $300-400 depending on the location, the length of time, the complexity of the wedding, the original booking price of the wedding, the time of year it is, and whether or not I'm allowed portfolio usage.  I am happy to do weddings in Muskegon, Traverse City, Manistee, Ludington, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, South Bend, Grand Haven, Holland, and everywhere in-between.  I will also consider Chicago, Mackinac Island, and other areas if additional travel fees are included.

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 ;) 

 
 Taken for Ben Pancoast Photography

Taken for Ben Pancoast Photography

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.

 Taken for Munro Photography

Taken for Munro Photography

 Taken for Rayan Anastor Photography

Taken for Rayan Anastor Photography

Make sure to keep clicking on the above image, as it is a gallery!  The 3 carousel galleries below are all from Notre Dame & The Brick in South Bend, IN.  I second shot this wedding for Jennifer Mayo.

References

Sydney Marie Photography - (Sydney Snider)  (Frequent second)

Jennifer Mayo Studios -  (Frequent second)

Justin Hankins Photography - (Frequent second)

Rayan Anastor Photography

Ryan Inman Photography 

Cellardoor Weddings - (Celestina Knight)

Rachel Kaye Photography - (Rachel Bethke)

BG Photography Studios (Brennigan Gilson Burnett)

Ryan Prins Photography

Olive + Ivy (Cassandra Tietz)

The Focused Soul - (Jenni Hecht)

Munro Photography - (Laura Munro)

Alycia Choroszucha

Ben Pancoast Photography

J Darling Photo - (Jessica Darling)

Mel Anne Photography -   (Melissa Donnelly)

Tiberius Images -  (Russell Climie)

Wes Mosley Photography

Silvine Photography - (Michelle Burroughs)