Fettaugraphy wrote in post #17129838
I would like to get input from shooters that may be in the same position.
I am planning to become an event/wedding photographer with a timeline of about 2 yrs. I have about 3 event shoots under my belt and need more experience and portfolio material.
With teenage kids, a house and a full time career I do not currently have the time to dedicate to the heavy work load of a wedding photog.
Has anybody on this forum focused solely on being a second shooter? I would love to hear from you. Are you able to make enough money ?
Thanks in advance.
For my area, including Philly and the surrounding areas, pay ranges from 300-500 from a respectable photographer. That may include lots of driving to get to the location. So you're probably in for a very long day.
To actually make decent money, you'd need a job nearly every weekend. So either connect with a full timer locally, or you may have to drive further distances to get the job from photographers outside your area.
To mix this in with a wife, family, full time job, house, and other responsibilities, I think it may be a bit much, but you do as little or as much as you want.