Being a second shooter for a wedding is one of the more challenging tasks for a photographer. Not creatively, mind you, as second shooting tends to be much less stressful than being a lead photographer but in building personal relationships. Often, when I second shoot a wedding, I've never met the bride and groom until moments before I start taking photos and that can be super awkward if the couple isn't easygoing and laid back.
Thankfully, it didn't take me long to see what kind of couple I was working with as I prepared to photograph Sam and Katie's wedding at Quidnessett Country Club back in April.
Right from the moment I walked in to see them already taking wedding party formal photos with the lead photographer on the day, I knew we were in for fun as the bride and groom-to-be were laughing, smiling and having a great time not taking themselves too seriously.