PRO 2nd photographer or Associate

If you have landed here, then you are looking for a punctual, well-dressed, sync’s up first, carries a full gear bag, hard working, go-getter. this person doesn’t experiment with your clients, and focuses on all of the moments you are physically unable to capturE. perfect!

I mean, How can one person capture everything while they are focused on the key players of this once in a lifetime day? DO you want to feel confident that your second is working hard to give the clients the best experience and photos possible?

hi!

I am rhianna mercier, and I am a lead Photographer, Pro second shooter and associate photographer with 10+ years in weddings and I love everything about it.

Here’s the specifics:

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Art Fairy

$50/hr

services included

  • Making art for you and your clients as a brand representative

  • second perspective of important moments artfully captured

  • usable images - exposure and composition on point and on brand

  • gear rangler

  • water girl

  • security

  • dress fluffer

  • I actually carE

Responsibilities include:

Just being an art fairy

  • digital only

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Lieutenant & Art Fairy

$65/hr

services include

  • Making art for you and your clients as a brand representative

  • second perspective of important moments artfully captured

  • usable images - exposure and composition on brand & technically sound

  • gear rangler

  • water girl

  • security

  • dress fluffer

  • I actually care

PLUS+

Groom/Bride getting ready w/sole responsibility to capture key moments

key bride and groom, bridal party or family member photos listed by client or requested by the main photographer

partial responsibility to cover cocktail hour and/or reception details

  • film or digital

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PRO 2nd team captain

$100/hR

services include

Making art for you and your clients as a brand representative

  • Lead & second perspective of important moments artfully captured

  • usable images - exposure and composition on brand & technically sound

  • gear rangler

  • water girl

  • security

  • dress fluffer

  • I Actually care

PLUS++

Groom/Bride getting ready w/sole responsibility to capture key moments

key bridal party or family member photos listed by client or requested by the main photographer

time with you or solo with your couple creating key portraits; art and creative direction given, lighting and composition considerations expressed

sole responsibilities include full coverage key points of the day: cocktail hour & reception details etc.

team captain in every way:: coordination

communication

clear roles and visions with vendor team and storyboard

  • film or digital


Every photographer has his/her way of using the second shooter. I divide the scene into circles that are the responsibilities of different people;

  1. The 1st circle, which is the bride and groom, bridal party and their immediate family, are the responsibility of the lead photographer

  2. The 2nd circle is what happens away form the couple. this is where I live. What are their friends & family doing when they are getting ready? What is going on away from the stage? what is everyone else doing while your client is walking down the aisle?  This second circle enables me to help you tell the wider story, which the clients and you cannot experience first hand. The details: who doesn’t want a complete portfolio of all the beautiful choices the clients made to hand over to your clients or the hard working planners & designers?

  3. The 3rd circle of consideration are the guests, their connection and contribution this is also where i live. the kids, the inbetweens

  4. Circle 4 is a collab in some cases and a tag in and out in others: I love shooting the dance floor and I prefer to work with on camera flash but also have the ability to set up for off camera flash. I will take time to review your style of work, and see what you want from the light, and your depth of field/cropping choices. I would love to become apart of your creative team for the day.

    have a skype date and talk all about what you really want from your second shooter!


Associate Photographer for Hire California and Hawaii

Associate Photographer

$300 booking fee

60 minute artistic consult

60 minute in person or skype meeting with clients

$175/hr

client package starting price point

for associate photography: $3000.00 and UP

possible adds:

  • Culling services

  • card services

  • archival

Q: What is an associate photographer? A: another lead pro!

Although personalities are varied, associates and main photographer usually have the same style of artistry. lighting and composition. Photography studios can. and often receive a booking on a day they are already booked, super bummer? Nah, you can keep that client in house! You can hire an associate! they would photograph the wedding as the lead and hand over the images to you. Viola! the associates only focus is on the art, and the day of information.

while the editing is done by you or your editing team. This ensures the consistency between what the client connected with. The delivery, archival and contract are all between you and your client as well. We will dive deeper into contracts and image releases as well.

Basically, the client receives a similar service from another artist without leaving your company! Since you are outsourcing the services, (time vs. money) you may even offer this package at reduced rate incentivizing them to stay!

It’s a win! Win!

I can’t wait to provide services to creatives like me, who are constantly looking for A reliable colleague.

an artist that takes weddings and photography seriously. I mean I love a good party but we have a job to do people.

We are documentarians and artists of the heart. What a job!

I am ready to take on the day with you and leave it all on the dance floor!

Aloha,

Rhianna


gear ALL CANON: (2) Mark iii’s — (2) 50 1.2’s (1) 70-200ii (1) 27-70 2.8 (1) 24MM 1.4 (2) 600 EX’s

CPS Member 6+ years - Maintained& sreviced 2 x a year

Pentax 35MM & Pentax 645N (currently in the shop)

Second SHooter and Associate contracts available upon request