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What is second shooting anyway?

You’ll see me talk about second shooting a lot on this blog.  Because I am constantly second shooting.  In fact, this season (so far and planned out through November), almost every single Saturday that I have not had my own wedding, I have been seconding.

Rust Manor House wedding

So what is it?  Most of the time, photographers want to have a second photographer for weddings, particularly large weddings.  The second photographer is someone hired by the primary – the person the bride and groom paid to shoot their wedding – for a whole bunch of reasons:

  • Contingency. If the primary photographer trips and breaks her ankle, or both her camera bodies fail, the second photographer is there with a whole set of gear to step right up.
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Luisa & Mike: Engaged! | Arlington County Fair

Luisa and Mike, as stated previously, are incredibly awesome.  And awesome people deserve awesome photo shoots, so we hit up the Arlington County Fair!  In my head, this fair was quite a bit more uh… robust than it turned out to be, but I think we rocked it anyway.  Luisa and Mike, you guys rule!

engaged couple at the arlington county fair

engagement photos with checkerboard flag

I hope you can’t tell that these were taken at the “piglet racing” area.

happy laughing engaged couple

black and white engagement photos

beautiful woman engaged

very serious black and white engagement session

How incredibly perfect is this heart-shaped ride?  Obviously we had to do photos on it.

arlington county fair engagement session

This is my first frame after they started moving.  I tried to get others but this was hands-down the best panning I did.  Go Mike go!

heart ride panning

Douglas PettwayAugust 22, 2011 - 7:50 pm

outstanding work. soooo much fun! :)

fabulous set of photos. the ones in the fairground have turned out perfectly. captures the fun atmosphere..

Heather J.August 23, 2011 - 2:27 pm

These are adorable. Mikey and I totally wanna do our engagement session at a fair!

Andy BarnhartAugust 23, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Very fun e-session idea, nice work!

DanielAugust 23, 2011 - 6:28 pm

This looks like a totally fun session! Loving that last photo!

HeatherAugust 23, 2011 - 7:26 pm

STUNNING couple. I love how fun the fair shots are. That heart is SO COOL.

Jessica SchillingAugust 23, 2011 - 7:56 pm

These are so awesome! I love the retro colors of the booths and the panning and time-lapse shots have great energy and movement!

Two Rings PhotographyAugust 23, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Sweet! I would love to do an engagement shoot in this setting.

Herman AuAugust 23, 2011 - 8:57 pm

they have such wonderful smile this is such a beautiful set of pictures. well done!

Matt StantonAugust 24, 2011 - 4:56 am

What a great venue for a shoot! Fun, colours and Daiquiri’s! Result!!

Albert PalmerAugust 24, 2011 - 7:03 am

Nice work Amber – you really capture their personalities in these photos and I love that first shot. Great way to start a great blog post.

JimmyAugust 24, 2011 - 8:48 am

wow.wow.wow! Awesome close-up shots, and such a beautiful couple!

AdonyeJajaAugust 24, 2011 - 2:44 pm

what a fun spot for a shoot! well photographed!

Becca DilleyAugust 24, 2011 - 4:08 pm

Super fun session and lots of cute locations!

Kat ForsythAugust 25, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Ah yeah, the county fairs that we don’t get here in SA! Such a fun session – LOVE the heart-shaped ride!

Derek MartinezAugust 25, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Incredible job! You really captured them well