Berwick Lodge Wedding Photographer. Second Shooter
January 10th, 2011
Many photographers will tell you that a great way to break into wedding photography is to study hard, read the entire internet, add appropriate pinches of salt, read books, constantly look for inspiration, go on workshops, rent equipment before buying, develop your own style of photography and image processing and also work with other photographers shadowing them at weddings.
I honestly wish that I had the luxury of being able to do a lot of those things, especially being a secondary photographer for someone.
I was recently asked to second shoot for a good friend of mine. A photographic friend at that! Cue, the second half of Taylor Barnes Photography.
Early on in this little blogosphere, I showed you a wedding that I helped to cover of Ben and Selena, I've always viewed their wedding as a groundbreaking one for me, photographically speaking. So helping the very talented Selena out at a Bristol wedding by being her second shooter was a pleasure. It was also great to just take a back seat and cover the little moments from Richard and Victoria's wedding without the pressure. Lovely!
Another thing to make me smile was that this was my first wedding with my new camera. (Ben and Amy's wedding was the day after this wedding)
Lets just say I was in my element!
The ceremony was held at a church in Long Ashton, and it was certainly one of the most bright and photogenic churches around but unfortunately it wasn't much of surprise when I was told that there would to be no pictures during the wedding ceremony.
I won't rant...this isn't the place, but I'm sure you know how I felt about that, you know, with it being called "wedding photography"
We then went on to cover their ceremony at Berwick Lodge where the staff kindly allowed us to take pictures.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my vision of the day.