June 22, 2019
Want to grow your photography business? Want to try something different? Want to learn new ways of doing old things? Second shoot. Second shooting weddings is crucial to building a successful wedding photography business, crucial to maintaining a successful wedding photography business, and pivotal to evolving as a successful wedding photography business. And for me, it has been the most shaping and guiding experience thus far of my career. Taking a step back from being the one in charge, the one running the show and watching things from a distance has been a powerful teaching tool. I’ve learned that the moments you get caught up in are mostly created in your head, to relax and take a deep breath, and to realize that you’ll actually do a better job when you are calm, cool, and collected. The highlights and benefits include being able to learn and watch from others, see things from a different point of view, look to improve areas of personal weakness, and strengthen points of pride.
Some advice for fellow photographers looking to second shoot and a model to build a business by that has resonated with me over all the knowledge I’ve been building is: just be someone people want to work with. Be friendly, be positive, be cooperative, be helpful. Leave your ego at the door. Just be good. Good at what you do, good with what you do, and good with how you do it. People will remember you, people will recommend you, people will gravitate toward you. And that turns into leads that turn into clients that turn into experience that turns into magic! I wholeheartedly look forward to my upcoming second shooting work and bringing on my near and dear second shooter to my work!
Photo: Marie Cowan Photography