2nd Photographer. Most people sign on for the experience so they can improve themselves and at the end of the day "myself" is all they think of.
The first time I shot a wedding as 2nd, yes, I was lucky enough to be given a free run and some opportunities to develop but when it came down to it I was there to support the photographer.
I've been reminded of that wedding because of a post made by Jasmine Star. There were two things I should have done better.
The first was my dress sense. Although I was smartly dressed I didn't dress to the same standard as the photographer I was supporting.
The second was to know where everything was in the gear bags. I was able to work everything but was fumbling trying to locate gear.
I think I'll easily do better on the next round which is odd as I was swinging toward NEVER shooting weddings again after the first. Reflection tends to change you.
For now have a wonder through Jasmine's blog, I really do admire her style. Her blog design is "to die for." ;)