Things are getting serious here… I ordered a tripod. Not an expensive one, just one to help with jitters.
Working at home can wear on you at times and minimal interaction with people, can make a self-employed gal lonesome. So this summer, I mixed things up and moonlighted as a photo assistant for the super-talented Ms. Shannon George. Shannon is an associate with Alex MacAulay, and I was thrilled to be a fly-on-the-wall at five beautiful Nova Scotia weddings.
From a university chapel with a reception at a barn by the ocean…
To Saint Mary’s Basilica with a reception at the Prince George…
To a vineyard in the valley…
To a University faculty club (no photo available)
And finishing off at cottages by the ocean…
It was a refreshing wake-up call, showing me how nice it is to step away from the computer and try something new. And I can now add a new title to my non-existent business card:
(Still working on my title)
With this being said, I have no intention to be a photographer, but I would love to learn more about assisting and photo styling … and that’s what I plan to do!
Here are great posts I found online by one of my favourite bloggers, Emily Henderson:
How to become a prop stylist and this A day in the life of a stylist
As for me, my responsibilities as an assistant included (but not limited to) keeping on schedule, carrying and setting up gear, holding lights, standing in as the “sun” effect, modelling for test-shots, helping Shannon scout locations, assisting with the bounce lightening and being a blubbering-fool when it came time for speeches.
Guys… after a summer of weddings, I must say I grew quite fond of my new-found career! I guess a perk to being self-employed is never requiring an official one-line title under my name. xomeg
All wedding photos by Shannon George, copyright of Alex Macaulay
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