Thoughts on Second Shooting: Kari & Joel

Last month I joined my friend Erik Matey as a second shooter to for Kari & Joel’s wedding.  I love having the opportunity to second shoot because it allows me to see the whole wedding in a different way.  When I’m not under pressure to get all the shoots I need, it allows me the freedom to take my time and see things from a new perspective.  It can be a very inspiring experience.  Here are a few favorites from Kari and Joel’s wedding at Normandy Farms:

 

I began off the day with Joel and the guys getting ready.  The guys all worse these awesome chucks:

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I also joined Erik for some last minute portraits of Kari before their first look.

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While I was with Joel getting ready he seemed very nervous, which I thought was sweet, and I mentioned it to Kari… which made her even more nervous (oops!).  When the saw each other for the first time the nerves melted away.

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It was an absolutely freezing January day, but Kari was such a trooper to do a few portraits outside.  We had the most gorgeous blue sky.

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At this point Erik was taking some portraits of Kari and I slipped behind the marble bar to catch another angle, and noticed how great the reflection was.  One of my favorites.

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Generally as the first shooter I’m set up at the front of the aisle to catch the bride coming down it, but as the second shooter I had the opportunity to stay in the back and get the last moments of of Kari with her dad before she walked down the aisle.  Another favorite!

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Love the tears in Kari’s eyes here, she was so emotional and it was very sweet.

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Thanks to Erik for having me  as a second shooter!

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Cait -

So awesome! Loved that reflection one!!