I am available to second shoot in about a 100 mile radius from DC. I have three Nikon cameras; 2-full frame and 1-crop. I shoot in manual, aperture, and shutter priority; whatever I need to use get the image I want. I photograph for technical accuracy first in a combination of photojournalistic and classic portraits.
I photographed weddings part-time from 2007 to 2013. I was an associate photographer for George Street 2014-2016 where I shot 25 weddings. I currently have a full wedding schedule but I have some availability, I need about 2 weeks notice for assignments.
My fee is $50/hour minimum 6 hour
Payment is expected on the day of the wedding to cover travel expenses, I take PayPal. I will second shoot during any part of the wedding day. I am comfortable photographing the groomsmen on my own. I will provide assistance during group portraits but I do not hire to be only an assistant, equipment carrier, or film- roller.
I will not sign over copyright of my images; I expect full credit on blogs and published work as a second photographer. I will shoot on my SD cards, download a copy of the RAW images to a thumb drive and mail them to you Monday following the wedding, shoot a duplicate copy on your CF card, or upload them to a website like Dropbox. This system has worked for all of the weddings I have second shot, it also provides you with an additional copy of my files.
I will not use any images from the wedding for 6 months, I will not submit any images for publication, I will not tag or contact the coupe or couples friends and family. I will use some images for marketing and promotion or if a vendor asks for images from the wedding. I will only work as an independent contractor to you business.
MY EQUIPMENT (as of 2017)
Equipment insurance through The Hartford
2x fully insured reliable vehicles
2xNikon D810 (3 years old and less than 1 year as of 2017)
Nikon D90 (backup 9 years old as of 2017)
Sigma 105mm macro
Nikon 35mm FX and DX
Nikon 17-105mm DX
Sigma 70-300mm DX
2x YN speedlights
2x Nikon SB600 speedlights
Portable 47" octo-softbox silver lining
2xheavy-duty Impact light stands
Several dozen rechargeable batteries
10 camera batteries
SOMD, NOVA (belt loop area)
No travel fee
Inside DC, Old Town Alexandria
$25 travel fee
Baltimore to Delaware state line area
$50 travel fee
Richmond and Williamsburg, VA area
$150 travel fee
Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach area
$200 travel fee
Frederic, Va, Easter WV, and Southern Pennsylvania
$200 travel fee