In October, I had the opportunity to second shoot for Megan Escheman Photography at a wedding in Coloma. The weather was perfect — and the beautiful American River served as the backdrop for the ceremony and reception.
During the golden hour, as the sun was setting, the lead shooter and I captured a few shots of the bride and groom embracing.
One of the things I love about second shooting is that I get to spend a lot of time capturing the details of the day, while the lead shooter works one-on-one with the bride and groom. (If you know me, you know I am a detail-oriented person!)
Generally, when I first arrive at a wedding venue as a second shooter, I capture the groom and groomsmen getting ready.
Then, if there is time before the ceremony, I will photograph the ceremony venue — before the guests arrive. And if the reception area is close by, I will take shots of the tables and place settings.
During the ceremony, I assist the lead shooter in capturing the wedding. As you can see, this bride and groom had a great sense of humor!
After the ceremony, I help the lead shooter with the shot list, making sure that she captures all of the formal portraits that the bride and groom desire.
This creative bride made her own wedding cake! Very impressive.
Congrats, Mandi & Don!