Where Can First + Second Shooters Find Each Other?


I’ll never forget the first time I was invited to be a second shooter. I couldn’t sleep the night before, I checked (and rechecked!) my bags the day before just to make sure I wasn’t forgetting anything, and on the drive there I listened to music that would pump me up like I was about to play in the Super Bowl.

Well, I should clarify that most moments I couldn’t find the right music on the radio so I sang along to Pat Benatar in a moment of desperation. It sufficed.

That single opportunity changed the trajectory of my business and allowed me to gain experience to start shooting weddings on my own. If you’re looking for a place to find second shooting opportunities and/or find a second shooter yourself, definitely check out the J* Second Shooters group on Facebook.

We started this group because we wanted first photographers to be able to find quality second shooters in their neck of the woods. JD and I will be teaching a free online course for second shooters, so our aim is to train second shooters and offer insight into shooting techniques, proper etiquette, how to help in a pinch, and lots more. Feel free to ENROLL HERE and we’ll see you online this Tuesday!

Happy Friday!