Margaret & Randy :: 2nd shooting for Debi Parker Photography

These are some images from another wedding I second shot for Debi Parker Photography. I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves, as I’m short on words today. I was up late painting my basement a color called bleached shadow. I woke up with a headache, no doubt from a lack of ventilation. So, since it’s unseasonably warm this week in DC, I’m going to crank open the windows to the air the place a bit, take in some coffee, listen to Goldfrapp while finishing this last bit of painting in the new house.

Source: lowes.com via Brandy on Pinterest

While I’m away, I thought I’d share an article on the added value brought by second shooters at your wedding. All year I’ve had the pleasure of shooting for Debi and her clients. We have a really great working relationship and I’ve already been tapped for an early 2012 date. As a second shooter, I am encouraged to be creative and try anything. The freedom and scaffolding provided by Debi, the varied environments photographed in a concentrated period of time and her immediate feedback has improved my photography immensely. My growth is more apparent in the last 10 weeks then my entire formal training at school. Oh, I mean if I do say so myself. Nothing like typing “I’m awesome.” Let me say, Debi and I had recent conversation about talent vs. effort. When people say, “Oh, you’re a good singer” I’m like, thanks, but I was born with vocal chords of a certain length, it’s not something I ever worked hard at. Unless you count giving up a LOT of Wednesday nights to earn townie status at the karaoke bar. Look, I’m a wedding photographer. Wednesday is MY Saturday. But when Debi says, I’ve seen you improve or I really like how you saw this specific image from a recent Georgetown wedding, I lap up those compliments like cream in a saucer. It’s because she will not falsely praise me. I can trust her. Unlike my husband, who loves everything I do. That’s pretty awesome too, by the way.

The article was written by Cicely Procopio of Procopio Photography, a very talented photographer with the richest brown hair. Seriously, she makes me want to dye my hair dark for the winter. The article features other equally talented photographers, otherwise known as my Facebook wall. Lisa Boggs of Lisa Boggs Photography and Kim Seidl of Kim Seidl Photography (Kim, if you’re reading this, I’m totally FB stalking your house renovations!) So, potential wedding clients if you don’t hire me, consider these ladies.

Wow, so for being “short on words” I just knocked out about 500. And THAT’S why on every report card of my entire childhood, my teacher would complain that I talk too much.

November 15, 2011 - 11:17 pm

Cicely - That was so sweet of you to reference my blog post and compliment my locks. :-) I am trying to keep them dark brown while I still can. The gray has started creeping in. :-(