Why you need a Second Shooter

Updated: Mar 28

Hi KPP fans! Brooke here - aka Kate’s OG second shooter! Today I’m here to talk to you guys about the importance of having a second shooter on your wedding day.


For those of you who don’t know me, I have been by Kate’s side from day 1 of Kate Phelps Photography, since the OK Photography days (if you know you know). And, not only that, but I have been second shooting for Kate since her very first wedding in her hometown of Princeton (P-town), Kentucky. It’s so fun to look back on those memories from the early days and see how far we’ve come - both personally and professionally.


Another thing about me, I do not claim to be a professional photographer. Nope! I know my way around a camera and I know the angles and shots that Kate needs me to get, but I do photography more as a hobby and side hustle to help my bestie on wedding days. With that being said, I do believe that I add tremendous value to your wedding photography package, and let me tell you why:


Second shooters are much more than assistant photographers. Yep, I said it! The extra photos are great to have, but I am as much there for assistance and organization as I am for photographing your special day.


I have shot probably 50+ weddings with Kate over the past 4 years and it. is. a. BLAST! I absolutely love wedding season because I get to meet so many fabulous couples + see so many different wedding days. It is truly so much fun.


But you know what isn’t fun? Being stressed out on your wedding day. Kate is super organized and will always ask you exactly what photos you want way ahead of time of your wedding. However, when your wedding day comes, you or your sister or your mom or whoever your right hand man is will not want to be tracking down your 32 cousins for the family photo you had on your shot list. That’s where I come in — hehe.


I am Kate’s right hand man and therefore, YOUR right hand man! I will track down every single person that you want to get a photo with. I will make sure we get ALL the photo combos of your dreams! And, not only that, we will do it speedy quick! Kate and I are all about a good time, and we know you don’t want to spend hours taking photos when you could be getting down on the dance floor celebrating the happiest day of your life.


I am there to help Kate when she might need a new SD card or battery change, get you a bottle of water or a tissue when the wedding day emotions hit, but most importantly, I am there to SUPPORT YOU!


Kate and I will always hype you and your squad up. We truly find so much joy in weddings and hearing about YOUR love stories. Make your day easier, but also Kate’s day easier by adding a second shooter, and I promise I won’t disappoint 🤍


First Photo - Me and Maggie modeling for KP - June 2018

Second Photo - Shooting Kate's very first wedding! mine too - September 2018

Third Photo - Our last wedding together of 2021! - November 2021

FourthPhoto - The Kate Phelps Editorial in Washington D.C. - August 2021

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