I recently had the wonderful opportunity to second shoot with Anneli Young Photography. As second shooter I often hear other photographers (not the one’s I’m shooting with of course) say how easy it is to ‘second shoot’ as there’s no pressure on you as a photographer to capture certain moments.
I couldn’t disagree more. You see, I approach second shooting the same way I do when it’s my wedding to document. I stay alert, look for angles, interactions and compositions in order to document the truth of the couple’s grand day. This approach is ultimately exhausting but by far the most rewarding!
But let me not ramble on. Here is a small collection of images from Carl and Marelize’s beautiful wedding day. They both got ready in the inner city of Johannesburg, an area that many needlessly feel is unsafe, and we were treated to the most interesting backdrops. I focused mostly on the guys as Anneli focused on the girls. People stopped Carl in the street to congratulate him and later on cheered both him and Marelize and we walked to make some images on Nelson Mandela bridge. The vibe in downtown Jozi on a saturday afternoon was buzzing!
One stand out experience for me at this wedding was to see how many old friends there were. The reminiscing and long overdue hugs were lovely to see and made for some beautiful moments to document.
Working with Anneli was a treat as I was free to step in and find an angle when I saw something that would make a great image. Thank you Anneli for the opportunity and especially to Carl and Marelize for inviting me to document their beautiful day!