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Rachel kaye

Chicago Second Shooter

Hey yo! I’m Rachel Kaye and I would love to be your second shooter!!!!!

I’m a Chicago // West Michigan wedding photographer with years of experience second shooting.

Looking for a second shooter to help you ROCK a wedding? If your Freaking Awesome wedding is located in Chicago, The Chicago-Burbs or anywhere in Michigan I would love to be considered!

My skills include bridal party wrangling, joke cracking, mom defusing, and mad photography skills. 😉

I can rock natural light, and also am very skilled with using natural-looking OCF (off camera flash).

My style is laid back, simple, and clean. I love doing reception dancing shots and meshing with the crowd to really capture how much fun they are!

I shoot in a very photo journalistic style and am always on the hunt for a great moment. I very much enjoy “cocktail hour” and reception candid shots,  am comfortable with all types of people and have no problem getting group shots of lots of guests!

I am also skilled at posing {I always tell my clients I don’t pose them I direct them!}. This probably comes from my background in theatre, which also comes in handy when working at human wrangling and getting attention as well! I have a REALLY loud voice when I want to so getting the attention of distracted family members can be much easier with me around. I also can be a super sneaky quiet ninja so no worries about me being too loud!

I’m there for anything you need- directing the bridal party while you work with the couple, getting detail shots, carrying your bags or gear, running around for things and rounding up family for formals I am there to make your job EASY!!! AND FUN! That way you have the ease to create amazing creative content that your clients will be ecstatic about.

I know that I’m second shooting for you, I am representing your business- I always act and dress professionally. Have cards you want me to hand out? AWESOME! I will talk you up and get everyone at the party excited to visit the couples gallery!

Select “Categories” from the menu above to see recently blogged weddings.

If you would like to see a full wedding day from start to finish, just go to the my proofing site here!

Gear list:
* Canon 5dmrkiii (dual slots for extra image protection)
* Canon 5dmkii (backup i like to use second shooting more than my mk3!)
* Canon 135mm f2
* Canon 50mm f1.2
* Canon 35mm f1.4
* Flashes

I have a long background of second shooting and assisting at weddings so I know I can handle anything you throw at me! Plus I’m  a ton of fun to have around on a wedding day. In addition to helping you capture a wedding in its natural beauty {I can help find it ANYWHERE!}, I help make the day go at ease for you. Anything you need from carrying your bags, setting up lights to me taking the reins so you can have a quick break whatever you need I am your girl!

I charge a flat rate of $400 for the day- so there’s no need to stress about how many hours to have me!

2014yearinreview129I am based out of Chicago but LOVE TO TRAVEL! I regularly shoot as a second photographer in the Grand Rapids / Lakeshore are as well but love traveling to Detroit and up to Traverse City! (locations more than 1.5 hours may require a hotel stay or other travel costs depending on the hours you need me- but all travel costs are based on common sense)

Does this all sound fantastic and awesome? SWEET! I would love to chat more with you about your wedding and what your needs for a second shooter are!
Use the contact info or form below to get in touch!

Email: hello@rachelkayephoto.com

Phone: 517-410-5481

 

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