Second Shooting – Guys and Details

As you know, I second shoot for Amy, quite a lot, and, I LOVE IT!  But when people hear that I “second shoot” they mostly just shake their heads and say “oh, that’s cool”.  Most of the time, I am sure they have no idea what that means.  Well, lucky for you all, I’m going to share with you what that means.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE being the lead photographer and shooting solo but the pressure is totally different when shooting for another photographer. The deal when working with Amy is that I hang with the groom and his guys, and photograph them getting ready.  No, no, no, I do NOT watch and stare as they get dressed.  I’m there to capture the fun, anxiety, jokes, the best man trying to chill the groom out, you know, the fun stuff.  Cuff links, shot glasses, shoes, head shots, group photos, ties, and nervous smiles.  Here are a few examples…

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The other part of second shooting is photographing the details.  I have to admit, this is my favorite part of the job.  Flowers, rings, jewelry, church decor, reception details such as glassware, cakes, favors, place cards, and did I mention flowers???  Usually while Amy is photographing some of the formal shots, I run (and yes, most of the time I RUN!) to the church or ceremony spot and then the reception area to shoot those details.  It is mostly me, myself, and I, alone with the details, in the calm before the party, and I just soak it all in.

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And, from time to time, I do get to shoot some of the formal shots and hang out with the ladies.

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No matter what I get to photograph as a second shooter, I learn a ton, every. single. time.  And, every opportunity I have to work with other photographers, those experiences make me a better lead photographer, which I LOVE!  I really do have the best job ever, well, jobs!  🙂

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Headshots for the up and coming…… Darron Leddick, Photographer

As we all know, 2012 was a pretty big year for me and my business.  The stress and anxiety going into building yourself up as a reputable photographer is hard work, and well, just overwhelming at times.  There were a TON of fun parts though, like networking with a ton of different people, learning, and making great friends.  Darron is one of them.  I met Darron through Amy one night on Facebook, of course.  We were having a country music stand off, listing country songs that out-ranked others.  I think I won, I’m sure of it.  After our standoff of all things country music, Darron and I met at Starbucks and arranged for me to do his headshots.  I had never done headshots before, so I figured, why not!  Well, you can tell that it went well.  We had a blast, chased a turtle with our cameras, and laughed a lot.  Darron is going to be an awesome photographer.  He is passionate, excited, and in love with all things photography.  This won’t be the last time you hear about Darron.  Here are the pics!!  And here is his Facebook page too…. check it out!  Darron Leddick Photography



My fave pic – this is Darron’s personality to a T!  🙂






Thanks, Darron, for letting me photograph you!  I had a blast and can’t wait for this year!  You are going to work your tush off, more than you ever thought you could!  🙂 HA!  Get ready to work!

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My gig as a second shooter Part 1 of MANY! Lloyd and Fawn are MARRIED!

I have this great gig as a second shooter.  Of course, with Amy aka best boss ever!!!  I get to go to all of these amazing weddings and take pictures without the pressure of being the lead gal.  It is GREAT!

One of my weddings in 2012 was for Lloyd and Fawn.  They are the cutest couple!!!  Fawn was really going for a vintage look and she totally nailed it.  The wedding was just stunning at Proctor’s Key Hall and a dream of a place to take pictures!  As a second shooter, Amy goes with the gals as they get ready and I get to go with the guys.  So, you will see many more pics of the gents in my sessions but not because I favor them, that’s the job.  But, all of the grooms I have worked with have been so much fun and I laughed A LOT, especially with Lloyd and his guys.  Here ya’ll go – some fun pics from our day!

Personalized cuff links from his lady :)

Personalized cuff links from his lady 🙂






These two were extremely entertaining – cousin/best man and Lloyd, the groom! 


Fawn’s favorite pic of her man 🙂


The Dads with the Groom


The guys




The vintage ladies!  Just beautiful! 




The guys changed into Converse before the ceremony!  LOVE IT! 


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The whole gang!  









Cake from CoccaDotts!  YUMMMMM!!!



And the surprise cake for Lloyd – An engine groom’s cake!!! 


Thank you Amy for allowing me the honor to work with you, and thank you to Lloyd and Fawn for

including me in your amazing day!