wedding · Holly + Jordan · Victoria BC

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I had the honour of shooting with Becca Carroll of Rivkah Photography as a last-minute second shooter replacement.

I almost exclusively have a second shooter with me at my weddings and, while I’ve always wanted to be a second shooter, my efforts to put myself out there to other photographers haven’t been successful . . . until now.

And boy, did I luck out for my first second. Incredible photographer, hilarious wedding party, and gorgeous couple. Meet Holly and Jordan(‘s back).

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0001Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM · 160 mm · 1/750 s · f/2.8 · ISO 320

That Jordan was pretty high-maintenance. He required a crew of five attending to his every whim the entire time. 😉

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.5 · ISO 3200

Here’s the bride and her stunning ring, holding on to . . . wait, is that a bus??!?

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/1000 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200

YES! They totally took a BUS to their wedding. I absolutely loved this twist.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/180 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200

Post-wedding glow.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0005Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM · 70 mm · 1/750 s · f/2.8 · ISO 400

The kidlets at this wedding were a never-ending source of amusement. The young gentleman was such a reliable guardian for his younger charge.

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Left: the girls, totally unposed. As they were headed to our next location, I simply called out, they all turned back, looking lovely.

Right: the boys, totally imagining themselves at the end of an ’80s TV show intro. Regrettably, we didn’t have the budget for a slow-motion explosion behind them.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0007Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM · 70 mm · L: 1/1000 s · R: 1/750 s · f/2.8 · ISO 500

Watching the ducks. Ducks are SO frickin’ fascinating when you’re 4.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 25 mm · 1/1000 s · f/2.8 · ISO 500

A couple of moments in between portraits. Some moments are more interesting than others.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0009Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM · L: 73 mm · R: 200 mm · 1/1500 s · f/2.8 · ISO 500

SELFIE! Okay, it’s totally not; I took that photo. Don’t tell anyone.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0010Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/2.8 · ISO 500

The dip.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0011Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 24 mm · 1/750 s · f/2.8 · ISO 500

One of the benefits of having a second is that the primary gets some good behind-the-scenes shots of them at work.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0012Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 · 100 mm · L: 1/1000 s · R: 1/750 s · f/2.8 · ISO 320

This was a great moment. Toward the end of the formals, Holly got to sit and enjoy the sky.

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0013Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/1000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 320

I cannot wait ’til my second second (second gig as a second shooter), and I can only hope it goes as well as this one did. Thanks to Holly, Jordan, and Becca for the good times!

20151022 - Holly + Jordan-0014Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 · 130 mm · 1/750 s · f/2.8 · ISO 320

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Comments

  1. You shoot a lot of weddings and they are some of my favourite posts of yours, but this one from a slightly different perspective is a new favourite of favourites! I don’t know if as a second the pressure is greater for you at this kind of event but the photos show a more fun(if that is possible for you) side to your work at a wedding. Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I dig these photos Bud. Wish I had known you ten years ago when I got married. 🙂

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      Thanks, Lyin!

      Seconding is totally all the fun, half the pressure. 100% would second again (and again).

      So glad you like the photos. If ever I discover time travel, I’ll be in touch a few years ago. =)

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