Whew! I actually had a really busy weekend and am just now sort of getting caught up on things. The highlights were seeing Oscar-nominated movies all day with Chris on Saturday, taking pictures of Hunter and Ava on Sunday afternoon, and then meeting with Shelby Leigh on Sunday evening to talk about second-shooting at one of her upcoming weddings in April.
The Oscars are sort of old news, and I already posted a little about Hunter and Ava, so I’ll tell you about my meeting with Shelby. I spotted a post from Shelby on a photography forum that we both read, and saw that she was looking for a second-shooter*. We chatted over email and decided to meet up to talk shop. Let me tell you what I instantly liked about her (besides the fact that I love her work): she is super laid-back, and such a jump-right-into-the-water kind of person! She shot her very first wedding totally on her own, and just seemed so relaxed and confident about the whole thing. I’m really excited about working with her in April and I hope a bit of her courage rubs off on me.
A second-shooter accompanies the principle photographer (in this case, to a wedding) and provides additional coverage, different angles and perspectives, and allows the event to be covered in two places at one time.