Will anyone else be branching out to first weddings next year?

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Will anyone else be branching out to first weddings next year?

I've just booked the first one and I'm really excited - I'll have assisted another photographer for about 30 weddings over the past 2 years and I feel so ready to step out! I'd love to have some others to chat with over the winter for support and ideas!

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My friend had asked me to take their wedding photos this coming November. I have done their engagement session and I will be doing another e-session with them by the end of this month. Not sure what to expect. I told them not to expect anything extravagant so they know what. Their wedding is small and simple. I am trying to practice with my speedlilght as often as possible.

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I don't have any advise, but have fun!
I really need to find some one to second shoot with. I am half way becoming interested in wedding photography, but I have no desire to do it on my own yet.

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I'd love to do weddings at some point. I'd have to find someone that would be willing to let me second shoot with them.

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I got asked just yesterday if I would shoot a wedding. This is SO not in my comfort zone (not that I have a real "zone" or anything). The couple knows I'm not a professional. But they are young and have no $$ and won't have ANY photos if I don't take them (or someone like me).

I am thinking of going through w/ it just for the experience and as my wedding gift to the couple. Wedding is not until April, so I have some time to mull it over.

I *am* very excited about an upcoming e-session though (w/ one of my closest friends)! Now THAT should be fun.

GiGi

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I would LOVE to but I'm so hesitant because a lot of people (ILPers) really caution against it if you are new. I wish I knew how to get my foot in the door though!

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Jennie - second shooting is the best way to get your foot in the door! Once you've assisted a season you'll be so much closer to feeling comfortable doing a day. It's so much more that just shooting because you have to know how to plan the day and how to take charge. It's super fun too and you get to eat great food Smile

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How do you find someone who will accept a second shooter?

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I'd just check out some websites of local photogs in the area and see if any of them are in need!

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Definately contact photogs in your area.

I live in a small city, but if i had someone ask to second shoot me, i'd snap them up in a heartbeat!!!

Go for it!! G/L Smile