We believe smooth running business relationships can only exist with clear communication. Here are our answers to a few of the more common questions we see from leads looking for second photographers.
What is your equipment? We use Canon equipment including 5Dmark3, several lenses (wide angle, zoom, prime), and flashes. We are also comfortable with off camera flash.
Are you willing to sign an NDA and/or Non-Compete Agreement? We are willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement indicating that we will not share your business secrets, prices, or practices with others. We cannot sign a non-compete as we are willing to take on full weddings of our own in this area. We can also provide you with a W-9 in the event you need to issue a 1099 during tax time.
How do you deliver images? We are flexible on this. We can Dropbox them to you, you can download them at the end of the event, or we can use your memory card in our camera and return it at the end.
Do you use images you take while second shooting? Any images we take while we are contracted under you are technically yours. We are not in the portfolio building phase of business, so we do not use those. However, if you post some on social media, we may share them from your business page.
What do you charge? For second photographer services we charge $50 per hour payable one week before wedding day. Checks can be postdated to wedding day if you would prefer. We ask this because we prefer to be in the "photo zone" on wedding day and business transactions detract from that. You don't need one more thing to remember that takes away from focusing on your client and neither do we.
For other second photographer services including non-shooting assistance or lead shooting, please contact us.