This was my second time shooting at Oxon Hill Manor and I second shot for Sarah Gormley Photography, I am still totally a fan girl. I've shot once at their sister-venue, Newton White Mansion and both have a special place in my heart. I definitely learned a few new things shooting with Sarah and I've actually shot another wedding with her this year that was awesome!
WHAT'S THEIR STYLE?
Before second shooting with anyone new I always check out their website/portfolio. Sarah and I definitely aren't all matchy matchy in style but I wanted to shoot things a little darker and a little more photojournalistic for her. It's probably impossible if not really hard to shoot the same exact way as someone else but if you do a little studying you can try to make small adjustments.
WHAT TO FOCUS ON
In most cases the second shooter covers the guys getting ready alone. I'm super comfortable with it because I prefer to do it or share the task at my own weddings. But I never walk into a second shooting job assuming I am automatically covering the guys, I've worked with some photographers who prefer to do everything together from start to finish and others where we work separate most of the time. Both are awesome! I ask what I should mainly focus on before starting just so I know and can wrap my head around it before starting. This wedding had a HUGE bridal party and I pinned 14 boutonnieres in under 10 minutes while covering the fellas, not a bad skill to have :)