Emerson Creek Summer Weddings are the best. Emerson Creek venue is a rustic barn and farm wedding venue, a chic venue that is located in Oswego, IL. I second shot this wedding for the lovely Joy Lyn Photography in the summer of 2021. The second shooter is something I’m sure you have heard of. If you booked your wedding photography with me, more than likely you have a second shooter in your wedding package. If you have never heard the term or know what a second shooter is, let me enlighten you.
The second shooter is a professional photographer who is hired to assist and shoot parts of the wedding day with the main photographer. The photographer you hired to shoot your wedding. My job as a second shooter is to shoot the groom, cocktail hour, and assist in making the photographer and client’s wedding day run smoothly. I capture more candid moments, while the main photographer focuses on the bigger moments as they unfold. When you have a second shooter at your wedding, on average a gallery with a second shooter delivers 20-30% more than one without – about 200+ photos depending on the wedding day itself.
I started second shooting 6-7 years ago and continued even when my own business took off. It gave me the opportunity to meet and work with professionals in my industry as well as learn and grow as an artist. I also get to work with friends who are my second shooters. When I second shoot, I shoot as if I am shooting my own client. I give 110% to the main photographer. I want to always serve them and their client as best as I can. From this blog post, you will see that I could easily deliver a full gallery to a client if something were to happen to the main photographer or their files. A second shooter is a huge insurance policy. One that I encourage all of my clients to consider.