second shooting contract
Thank you for offering to second shoot with me, I only take people I have met and trust and so if you have found yourself on this page and you’re interested in second shooting opportunities I run styled shoots under the name The Alternatives. Join this group and we can get to know each other.
I am a very laid back photographer and expect the same from my second shooters. I would expect you to simply mill around, capturing candid moments. On some occasions I may have a specific task for you or ask you to cover a certain time frame if I am otherwise engaged with the couple or group shots. Other times I am simply employing you to be a second pair of eyes. I will communicate this with you on the day. Please do not bring OCF unless asked and please do not direct the couple unless asked.
I thoroughly believe that the best way to learn is to watch how others do it, not necessarily meaning that they are better than you or more established than you but its good to see different practise and how different types of photographer work. So whilst pay is minimal, I’d like to think you will gain something much more valuable.
You will shoot on my cards, feel free to shoot dual and take a copy for yourself. You will get the cards back within two weeks after the wedding date via recorded delivery in the post. You will shoot RAW and have your cameras set to GMT.
Please ensure you have up to date Public Liability Insurance and product insurance for your equipment. I will not be held responsible for damage obtained to equipment whilst shooting a wedding with me.
sharing and social media usage
If the couple have signed the social media allowance in my contract then you are free to post any images taken on the wedding date after 6 weeks from the date of the wedding. Please write in the post (second shooting for…. or taken whilst second shooting) I am happy for you to share on social media, it is YOUR work, you took the image and therefore creative license belongs to you, regardless of the fact that it was not your client. How you choose to edit your image is up to you. If the client has requested no social media sharing then this MUST be adhered to. However, as stated in my own contract you retain the right to post images of the venue, details and other images that contain no identifiable features or faces.
Payment for shooting will be completed one week prior to the wedding and be done via Bank transfer - please send an invoice to Jo Greenfield LTD, 28 Anson Close, grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7EN
You will also be fed on the day of the wedding, either by the client or by myself it will be a standard meal up to £20 unless otherwise stated by the client.
If you cancel the contract because you get your own wedding then please let me know as soon as possible so that I can arrange for a new second shooter. If you cannot make the job due to illness please contract me at the earliest convenience so that I can arrange for another shooter. If I cancel on you within one month the date of the wedding then you are entitled to full payment of the agreed amount to cover losses.
The client will be informed of who their second shooter is prior to the wedding, it is important to me that they are fully aware who will be turning up on their wedding day. Feel free to follow each other on social media but if the client contacts you directly regarding images please contact me in the first instance.
Just be you, wear something comfy and have waterproofs on hand if needs be
Contract will be printed and put into the clients file. You will receive full information of the wedding in the two weeks prior to the wedding or earlier if accommodation is required. You will get a copy of this form on the day of the wedding.