Every now and then, I get the opportunity to assist another photographer and be a “second shooter” to their primary. It gives the bride and groom more choices and different angles to their wedding ceremony (one can shoot from the lower level of a Church and the other can shoot from the balcony, for example). This also gives the second photographer a chance to “step out of the box” and be more creative. Depending on the size of the wedding (wedding party and wedding guests), sometimes, having more than one photographer can be an asset. If you have a smaller wedding, it could be overkill and you end up getting the same shots over and over.
I had the opportunity to shoot with two great photographers a while ago. The first was Monique Montoya of Perspectives at the wedding of Cathy and William. The wedding ceremony was held at West University United Methodist Church and the reception was held at the Cohen House at Rice University. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the reception was a blast. they had a live band and that band rocked the house all night!
Here are some shots of the ceremony at West University UMC
The beautiful bride and her ladies:
These ladies were FUN to work with!!!
more shots of the beautiful ceremony from the balcony:
and the reception at Rice University Cohen House
one of my favorite shots of the evening was some of the ones Monique set up at the Arch at Rice University. She is very creative and it helps to have a wedding party that like to have a good time!
I also had the opportunity to work with Brad of Light Writer Photography shooting the wedding of Greg and Phoung. The ceremony was held at Vargo’s Restaurant, which is a great venue to hold both the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. Their reception was held at the Kim Son restaurant off hwy 59 South near Sugarland. This was a sweet couple and they were a pleasure to work with.. Kim Son was beautifully decorated and the food was great! The wedding cake was lovely and I haven’t seen ice sculptures that nice in a while.
the view at Vargo’s Restaurant
did I mention the peacocks?
the reception at Kim Son Restaurant