It’s a pretty awesome thing to second shoot for other wedding photographers. The community that all of us have together is a really great thing – it’s nice knowing you can help out other people as well as know you will have someone to back you up when you need them. I was pretty stoked when I got the chance to second shoot for such a rad photographer like Logan Cole. Not only was I getting to second shoot with such an inspirational talent, but I was able to get to shoot with him up in one of my favorite places – Yosemite.
Despite the tragic fires that hit Yosemite not to long before shooting up there, there was a beautiful sadness to the surrounding areas of the Evergreen Lodge where the wedding was taking place. The drive up to the Lodge it was haunting to see the endless hills of burned tree and ash. Then once I got up to the lodge, it seemed like the green sprouted back up. The lodge had somehow been protected from the fires and made it possible for the wedding to still take place.
Another thing that is wonderful about second shooting is a chance to just relax and immerse myself into the photography. As well as experiment with different techniques and post processing on the end of the creative process of photography. With most photographers, we all share the same struggle of trying to get a post processing look that we really enjoy. So it takes a lot of experimenting with sessions and weddings to be able to get a look that you really love and speaks true to your vision. I’ve been tinkering with VSCO‘s new presents that were just released, and with a nice little mix of the new settings and my Alien skin Exposure that I have loved for years, I think I am pretty happy with my end result looking like what I have wanted it to look like for years. At least for now. And by now I mean probably by the next shoot I do I will be tinkering again 😉
I was missing the beautiful smell of the redwoods the second I got back down out of the mountains. There’s something special about being up in the mountains, no cell reception, and just being a part of the nature that is Yosemite.
Once again, Thank you so much to Logan Cole for taking me along on this little adventure. I am sure your clients were amazed with the final product you delivered.