A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of being the second shooter at this kind and adorable couples wedding in Lawrence, Kansas. I had never been a second shooter before so this was my first experience and I was excited to not be in charge for once! ;) I thought that by lending a hand and not playing the role of the lead photographer that I would feel more relaxed shooting a wedding. I could not have been more wrong. What I took away from this experience is that
A: I still am OCD when it comes to details from the hair,
to the shoes...
B: I'm still a sucker for that shot of the first kiss.
Honestly my experience was not much different for me than it would be as a photographer at any other wedding. There still was only one concern and that was making sure that these extremely kind people knew that I worked as hard as I normally do to capture the special moments.
My point of view was somewhat different at times than it would be had I been the lead BUT... I like that I could squeeze my way into a hole to find the perfect position to peek through at the cake and capture a not so common view. It made me get a little more creative :)
This wedding ceremony was simple, but the view was PERFECT and the setting sun provided a gorgeous, golden backdrop.
The guests had a great time as they smiled and danced the evening away, shooting their own candids with their smart phones. Where was this technology when I got married?!
What wedding reception would feel complete without an adorable girl with cake on her mouth?
I'm sorry I don't have more exciting things to say about a second shooters point of view :) Is it different? Not really. I'm taking photos, at a wedding, which is right where I love to be. Lead, or second shooter it makes no matter. I'm still at a wedding, taking photos.. creating memories.