Why I Love Second Shooting: Part II

A lot of couples prefer two photographers. The main photographer is referred to as the primary shooter. And the extra photographer is referred to as the second shooter.

While, some photographers work in teams, others hire second shooters as needed.

So sometimes, I am called upon to fill the second shooter shoes. Which is actually a lot of fun. While the primary shooter is expected to get all the important photos. The second shooter works under a lot less stress to come up with photos of unexpected moments and photos of expected moments from a different angle.

Here are a few favorites from a wedding at Kimball Hall I second shot with my photo friend Manuel Llaneras.

Second shooters are often tasked with taking detail shots, like this ring photo.

Second shooters are often tasked with taking detail shots, like this ring photo.

 Robin and Chad at Kimball Hall
Groomsmen have spotted a pack of Poke”mon Go players.

Groomsmen have spotted a pack of Poke”mon Go players.

 Robin and Chad’s Kimball Hall Wedding, 2nd shoot with Manuel
Offering up the ring.

Offering up the ring.

Another angle of the bride and groom leaving the ceremony.

Another angle of the bride and groom leaving the ceremony.

 Robin and Chad’s Kimball Hall Wedding, 2nd shoot with Manuel
 Robin and Chad’s Kimball Hall Wedding, 2nd shoot with Manuel
 Robin and Chad’s Kimball Hall Wedding, 2nd shoot with Manuel
Comment

Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Chris and Mike's Grande Wedding

Chris and Mike's Grande Wedding

Chris and Mike’s super fun wedding took place Thursday afternoon at The Grande in Kennesaw.

Like many couples, Chris and Mike say they were most concerned about “making sure everything went smoothly” on their wedding day. They were afraid they might not be able to stick to the timeline they had planned.

Read More

Favorite 2017 Wedding Photos: The Young at Heart

elder-at-wedding-reception.jpg

We think of weddings as a young person's game. And yet, at almost every wedding we photograph, we find elders, parents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, enjoying themselves. Sometimes they just watch all the young people having fun.

But, sometimes, they join in. And boy do they enjoy themselves!

 Jennifer Monk and Lance Linsel, Second Shoot with Manuel at Kimball Hall
elder-dancer-wedding-reception.jpg
parent-dances_wedding-reception-0211.jpg
 Jennifer Monk and Lance Linsel, Second Shoot with Manuel at Kimball Hall

Looking for a photographer who turns her camera on every generation of your wedding guests? Check out my Atlanta Wedding Photographer Bio.

Comment

Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Aaron and Catrina's MBC and Gateway Marriott Wedding

Bride dancing with her uncle at a wedding at the Atlanta Gateway Marriott.

Bride dancing with her uncle at a wedding at the Atlanta Gateway Marriott.

Sometimes, as a photographer, when reviewing the photographs from one of my shoots, I am surprised by one of my own photos.

It doesn't happen all that often, but it's always a delight when it does. The photograph above, taken at Aaron and Catrina's reception at the Marriott Gateway Atlanta, is one of those photographs.

I remember the moments, just a few, when Catrina's Uncle Jerry took to the dance floor to show off his moves. I remember focusing on the action and taking a few shots. But I have no recollection of choosing to focus my camera on the bride's reaction, which, let's face it, is what makes that photograph.

Do I attribute that shift in focus to pure luck, or to a photographer's second sense? I'm not sure. I'm just glad it happened. I'm pretty uncle Jerry will be, too.

Looking for a photographer to capture moments like this one at your wedding? Give us a call (404 298-6263) or shoot us an email at cindy@cbrownphoto.com.

Candid Atlanta wedding photography by C Brown Photo

Comment

Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Two Awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association in the First Quarter 2013 Competition

I'm proud to report another two WPJA wins. In the first quarter of 2013, one of my photos took 2nd Place in the Mobile Devices Category and another took 12th Place in the Ring Details category. Thanks to Nicole and Bryan and Saed and Nate for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day. Here they are:

wpja_2nd_place_q1_2013

wpja_2nd_place_q1_2013

wpja_12th_place_q1_2103

wpja_12th_place_q1_2103

Comment

Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.