Annnnnddd I’m back- seriously the few days after an all day gig I am just absolutely wiped. My exact sentiments are usually, “I feel like I got hit by a truck.” Shooting an event is so much different than a one -hour family session. Adrenaline keeps me going all day, but the crash at the end of the day is intense.
The question I’m sure ya’ll are wondering after my last post- “Well, do you do weddings?” As I suspected my answer is still, “No. Well, at least not alone.”
This weekend was a lovely experience and honestly I’ve got some great images to prove it. I am confident that my clients will be pleased with the end product. I gave them what they wanted and more.
However, after looking at everything, there are so many more images that I’d wished I had time to capture.
Enter in “I’m built to be a second shooter.”
While I am confortable behind the camera, can direct my subjects on where they need to be and what they need to do, in a wedding scenario I really prefer to be the assistant. I like capturing different angles, in-between candid’s, and the details. Oh how I love the details. I like the ability to help the primary shooter with positioning, fixing the dress, and all that jazz. I’ve never loved being the main person in charge- I can and will do it when necessary, but I definitely function better in an ancillary role- reporting to and helping out the primary shooter.
The moral of this story friends- do what you do and do it well. Perform with excellence and deliver a quality product in which you take pride. As for me, I’ll stick to being a second shooter thank you very much.
PS: More images coming soon (aka when the bride and groom are back from the honeymoon)