Hey friends! I'm Michael and I've been a second shooter for my wife, Katelyn, since 2012 when I left my full-time job to join her in her photography business!
Before you run away.... let me explain. While photography isn't my passion, people are! Through second shooting, I am actually able to live into one of my greatest gifts while also supporting Katelyn and creating the life that we love together!
Being able to come alongside Katelyn on a wedding day to ensure she has what she needs, she's equipped to capture the day and ultimately to make her life easier is my goal! I am able to support her, assist in serving our clients AND strengthen my skills as a professional photographer!
- want to become a 2nd shooter but have no experience?
- already a 2nd SHOOTER but not sure you're doing it right?
- looking to hire a 2nd shooter & have no idea how to train them?
- Wanting to empower your partner to work with you?
- love capturing weddings but don't want to be a lead shooter?
- a portrait photographer but wanting to get into weddings?
- wanting to make unforgettable first impressions in the wedding industry?
-The 2nd Shooter Mindset
-Getting Started Basics
-Marketing and Pricing
-Gear Prep (cameras, cards, hard drives, flashes, etc)
-What do you wear?
-Taking "Prep" to the Next Level
-Arrival and Details
-First Look and Bridal Party
-Ceremony and Family Formals
-Portraits and Cocktail Hour
-Reception and Same Day Slideshow
-After the Wedding Day
-Bonus Lesson : Q+A's
What is the secret to breaking into the wedding industry?
If I want to work for myself as a wedding photographer, where do I begin?
Am I "good enough" to be a second shooter for a professional photographer?
How can I be a second shooter that actually gets remembered post-wedding?
What exactly is the role of a second shooter and how do I know what is expected of me?
After helping over 25,000 photographers around the world, we have realized that at some point at the beginning of their journey into wedding photography, they have all wondered these same things. The problem in the past has been that there are so few resources that actually show what a fantastic second shooter experience should look like. Up until now, it's been hard to learn the ropes and gain knowledge from experienced second shooters because most second shooters become lead shooters and they don't take the time to create resources for this VITAL but under-represented role. Today, that changes. We created this course as a way to empower photographers to launch into their wedding photography career with confidence, knowledge and exposure to real-world application! This course will allow you show up confident and prepared as a second shooter no matter the circumstances!
Hours of in-studio teaching content from Michael
Lessons covering from getting started to pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding
Pages of Second Shooter Marketing Guide Template
Workbook pages reinforcing the tips and training from each lesson
If you have ever wondered, "How can I be marketing my own business while second shooting?"... you may run into a struggle between serving and self-promotion. This course will empower you to find the appropriate balance of making an unforgettable impression while fully focusing on serving the main shooter. Marketing happens in way you don't expect! You have to learn to serve strategically!
There is nothing more desirable for a lead shooter than to have a second shooter that doesn't need to be told what to do! It's so refreshing! This course will empower second shooters to think ahead, confidently know what needs to be done and allow the main shooter to focus on what only they can do!
You can second shoot and just come home with a few images for your portfolio or you can come home fully empowered to do this job on your own. Second shooting shouldn't be viewed as just a way to "shoot something" when you're not booked. It's an incredible opportunity for impact, growth and challenge. This course will show you how to truly use your second shooting experience as a stepping stone to the next level of being a pro.
- 3+ Hours of in-studio teaching content from Michael
- 14 Lessons covering from getting started to pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding
-7 page Downloadable Second Shooter marketing Guide
-30+ Workbook pages reinforcing the tips and training from each lesson
"Love this!! My husband is my second shooter and it’s especially been helpful for him to see how Michael positions the groom/groomsmen when they’re getting ready and still get great light!"
"I have been waiting 3 years for this !! Michael..thank you!
You look very comfortable in front of the camera. Love you teaching on what you have learned during your time as a second shooter!
"Whoop whoop!! Second shooter here and loving that we get to learn more of your approach!"
We do not offer a payment plan for this course at this time.
Yes! However, it will not always be priced this low!
No! All you need is your brain and internet access! :)
You'll get access immediately! And have access FOREVER, so you can pull up these videos and lessons whenever you need a boost or a refresher course. Watch at your own pace with one lesson a week … or binge-watch the entire course over the weekend! I know you have family needs and other things to tend to, so I want to make sure you have access to these tools forever. Once you enroll, you'll get access the same day! Woo hoo!
ABSOLUTELY!!! This course is great FOR BEGINNERS! Up until now, it's been hard to learn the ropes and gain knowledge from experienced second shooters. We created this course as a way to empower photographers to launch into their wedding photography career with confidence, knowledge and exposure to real-world application!
You will not need to download the video files in order to access them. You will simply be able to log in and view your videos online. However, you will need an adequate internet connection to allow the videos to load so you can watch them!
I have a super tight return policy -- but it’s only because I want to make sure I’m attracting dedicated, serious photographers. I have worked so hard to make this program serve you right where you are, but I certainly understand the fear in buying something you can’t fully experience before purchase--that would give me pause, too! As such, by purchasing, you’re agreeing to my 30-day guarantee: if you complete the entire course and do all the work within 30 days from date of enrollment and aren’t satisfied, just show me your work, let me know why it wasn’t a great fit for you and I’m happy to buy the course back from you.
This course will show you how to truly use your second shooting experience as a stepping stone to the next level of being a pro!
Our dedicated KJ Support Team would love to chat with you, and make sure this is the right fit! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we'll get back to you asap!