second shooting: my view

for sixty seconds, i thought about it. would i want to be a wedding photographer?

five...four...three...two...

aaaaaand nope. it wasn't for me. 

for one thing, i'm not a fan of the pressure that comes with documenting such a big day. what if my camera refuses to work? what if i miss a pivotal shot (I MISSED THE FIRST KISS!!!)? what if my flash conks? yiiiikes. 

  i also genuinely like second shooting: i get to be the details/go-to girl. if everyone's looking at the bride, my camera is pointed at the groom. when the family portraits are rapidly being knocked down, chances are my camera's down: i'm clutching the list of who's who & helping the photographer direct folks to their places; kneeling to smooth the bride's voluminous skirt; or directing the groom to put his foot under her dress, not on top of it.

it's fun. and (fairly) low key. and at the end of the day, i enjoy the feeling of having helped the photographer get the shots she/he needs. it's an excellent deal.

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helloooo yellow socks! i love me some groomsmen with style. 

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i love this poignant moment shared between sisters. 

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a flower girl in tulle is just. awesome.

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a person's facial expressions by day are completely different when the sun fades. a look that appears introspective during the light of day just looks plain bored when shot at a reception. so as i roamed the perimeters of the dance floor, i looked for exaggerated gestures, raucous hilarity, laughter.

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dancing makes for the craziest pictures!

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