Shropshire Based Second Shooter
I am the main photographer in my business however I do LOVE being a Shropshire based Second Shooter too. Second shooting with other Professional Photographers has taken me all over the North West of England, the Midlands and North and Mid Wales. (Would be more than happy to go abroad if the opportunity did arise!)
So why have a second shooter?
Amongst my Collections that I offer, a second shooter is included. I believe its great to have another professional photographer working alongside me to produce more beautiful photographs to add to the final collection for my Bride’s and Groom’s. I go to the bride typically two hours before the ceremony time and depending on plans for the groom, my second shooter – one to two hours before the ceremony time. Either be it the place the Groom is getting ready, or meet at the pub by the church/bar in the venue.
I ask a small circle of photographers that I work with and also vice versa when they need a second shooter too.
Having another professional pair of hands enables both sides of the coverage to be captured perfectly from before the ceremony. I love this is as we can focus on our subjects who we are with and prevent dashing around.
Being a Shropshire Based Second Shooter
Obviously as well as photographing my wonderful couples and being the main shooter. I do enjoy working with other photographers when they are in need of an extra pair of professional hands. Last August I had the greatest of pleasures of working with the extremely talented photographer Chris Mee from Chris Mee Studios.
I had the opportunity of working at some new venues – getting ready at the Titanic Hotel (wow! what a hotel!) and ceremony at the Royal Liver Building (again another wow! spectacular building! I have never been in there only ran past it during the Liverpool Half Marathon.)
The purpose of doing this blog I wanted to show two things:
- To bride’s and grooms – if you are thinking do we need a second shooter? Please look at the coverage that I did for Chris here. I was with the boys early on while they were getting ready. Getting some relaxed photos chilling out, checking speeches over etc.
- To professional photographers seeking another professional photographer to help / Shropshire Based Second Shooter – Please again have a nose. This is what I have produced for Chris Mee at Rachel and Hiroki’s wedding. Shooting on dual Canon cameras and using prime and zoom wide angle lens (one of my favourite lenses)
Check out some weddings of mine where I have working with a second shooter. Click here