The pressure of photographing weddings is enormous - trust us, we know! There are no do-overs when it comes to weddings. Does this sound familiar?


You want to educate yourself on how wedding days run before taking one on yourself
You want to improve your ability to shoot in manual mode and nail your settings quickly every time
You want to learn how aperture, lighting, and background all work together to determine the style of your final image (even before you edit!)
You struggle with consistent reception lighting & using off-camera flash
Running a wedding day is hard for you, and you constantly find yourself stressed and disappointed with the results


Building a photography business from the ground up is HARD. 

Don’t spend years figuring it out when we are ready and excited to help you NOW.

Tell me more!

Our wedding photography businesses grew in leaps and bounds when we started second shooting! By developing the mindset of a refined second shooter, you'll come away with creative images you love and new relationships that will propel your business forward.

We want to show you how to develop this mindset!


Meet your educators

We're Kelsie & Michelle

We've been refining our wedding photography skills through second shooting for the last 5 years. We've learned what it takes to become a reputable second shooter in our community and want to share all of our insider secrets with you. 


Established wedding photographers & refined second shooters. 

We've been refining our wedding photography skills through second shooting for the last 5 years.

We've learned what it takes to become a reputable second shooter in our community and want to share all of our insider secrets with you.

We want to equip you with the skills to become the photographer that everyone can count on to do an incredible job. 

We've been refining our wedding photography skills through second shooting for the last 5 years. We've learned what it takes to become a reputable second shooter in our community and want to share all of our insider secrets with you. 

As our own wedding photography businesses grew, it became more and more difficult to find reliable second shooters.  We needed photographers who:

Desired to serve our clients as if they were their own.
Understood manual mode and  could nail their camera settings in any lighting scenario.
Mastered off-camera flash and could confidently light a dark reception.


We recognized the need for strong second shooters in our community and wanted to train the saturated market of up-an-coming wedding photographers to become refined second shooters. 

Introducing... 

The Refined Second Shooter Course

For the beginner wedding photographer who wants to master their skills before taking it to the real world. 

You'll learn how to:

Serve as a second shooter in a way that will have the primary photographer & the bride RAVING about you.

Operate efficiently on a wedding day so that you can focus on what matters most on a wedding day: serving the bride and groom

Master off-camera flash that mimics your natural light style so that you can confidently photograph a wedding reception, no matter how dark it is.

Capture portfolio-worthy wedding day portraits so that you can start booking your own weddings (that's the end game, right?).

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This course was filmed in front of a live studio audience filled with photographers eager to learn more about second shooting. Whether you have no wedding experience or you've been photographing weddings for years, regardless of the stage of your  business, you'll learn the tips that you need to take it to the next level. 

What's included in
the Refined Second
Shooter Course?

Taking photos is just a small piece of a second shooter's job on a wedding day! Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, we'll share dozens of practical tips on how to get the most out of every wedding you shoot. From basic camera settings to those "extra" little things that will get you hired again and again- we cover it all!

MODULE TWO: OPERATING ON A WEDDING DAY

You might think it's almost impossible to capture swoon-worthy portraits when your'e not the one in charge of posing the couple... think again!!! We share our best tips and tricks for lighting, angle, lens choice, and even the settings we use to capture WOW portraits that you, the couple, and the primary photographer will love.

MODULE THREE: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH WEDDING DAY PORTRAITS

Wedding reception lighting is challenging... can we get an AMEN?! Well, not anymore!!! Starting at a very basic level and moving into practical wedding day scenarios, we'll walk you through how to use flash (including off-camera flash) to achieve gorgeous reception images that you and your couples will LOVE.

MODULE FOUR: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH WEDDING RECEPTIONS

Looking to become a full-time wedding photographer? Want to build your portfolio and learn from the best? It's time to start SECOND SHOOTING! As the second shooter, you are a second pair of eyes for the primary photographer all day long, meaning you see what they see... and you can use the experience to grow your own business, build relationships, and refine your skills!

Module One: The Purpose & Benefits of Second Shooting

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! 

Did someone say bonuses?!

We want to give you everything you need to build a thriving business.

In this bonus, you'll get access to behind the scenes footage of the styled shoot at our in-person workshop. We put to practive everything we teach and explain in detail the decisions we’re making and why.

In this bonus, you'll get access to Kelsie's full gallery as a second shooter at one of Michelle's weddings. Everything from details, to the ceremony to reception images is included so that you can better understand the variety of images that primary photographers look for from their second shooters.

In this bonus, you'll get the exact email script that we recommend using to reach out to wedding photographers for second shooting opportunities. It uses the approach we teach in the course and proven to work. 

In this bonus, we're sharing a look into our favorite couples poses so that you'll never get stuck during a session again! Plus, we share which poses work best for second shooting angles, so that primary photographers can set their second shooters up for success during portraits.

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Real, uncut second shooting footage during bride and groom portraits.


A sample second shooter gallery from a REAL wedding.

A live mini couple’s posing workshop with a bride and groom. 

A sample email script for reaching out to wedding photographers about second shooting opportunities. 


we want to give you everything you need to build a thriving business

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Real, uncut second shooting footage during bride and groom portraits.


In this bonus, you'll get access to behind the scenes footage of the styled shoot at our in-person workshop. We put to practive everything we teach and explain in detail the decisions we’re making and why.

A sample second shooter gallery from a REAL wedding.

In this bonus, you'll get access to Kelsie's full gallery as a second shooter at one of Michelle's weddings. Everything from details, to the ceremony to reception images is included so that you can better understand the variety of images that primary photographers look for from their second shooters.

In this bonus, we're sharing a look into our favorite couples poses so that you'll never get stuck during a session again! Plus, we share which poses work best for second shooting angles, so that primary photographers can set their second shooters up for success during portraits.

A live mini couple’s posing workshop with a bride and groom. 

In this bonus, you'll get the exact email script that we recommend using to reach out to wedding photographers for second shooting opportunities. It uses the approach we teach in the course and proven to work. 

A sample email script for reaching out to wedding photographers about second shooting opportunities. 


Access to our Private Facebook Community: This group is exclusive for The Second Shooter Society students. We're available to answer questions as you make your way through the content. 
Wedding photography gear checklist: Everything you need to know about purchasing camera gear as a wedding photographer. The guide includes information about both Nikon and Canon gear and detailed descriptions on when each item is used on the wedding day. 
How-To Guide to Reception Details: Available for purchase in our shop, but we’re including it as part of the course for FREE as an additional resource for you! This guide gives you all the tips you need to capture wedding reception details with ease. 

You'll also get...

TOTAL VALUE: $1295

Your Price: $349

Nervous to make such a large course purchase? We understand because we've been there. But, we're also very confident in the content of this course and its ability to change your business and your life. If you complete this course in its entirety in 30 days, download all of the files, implement the education, show proof of work and don't see results, we will give you all of the money back. But... we're confident that won't happen. This education is real, it works and it is exactly what we did to grow our businesses to where they are today. 

100% Risk free guarantee

Four Modules with hours of content to complete at your own pace  
Lifetime access to the content 
Raw, uncut second shooting footage 
Mini posing workshop 
Facebook Community 
Sample Email Script
Sample Second Shooter Gallery 
Wedding photography gear checklist 
How-To Guide to Reception Details 



The Refined Second Shooter Course

It's 100% risk free with our 30-day guarantee!

TOTAL VALUE: $1295

Today's price: $349


katie Jaynes photography

Anderson, SC

CSC Photography

Abingdon, VA

"seriously covered alll the bases!"

"Loved LOVED all the information and topics you covered!! Seriously covered alllll the bases! Timeline, communication, details, shooting raw, everything." - Julia D. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the course start?
The course is available to access immediately after purchase! You'll receive lifetime access to watch over and over again, either in small pieces or large chunks- whatever your schedule allows!

How is the course structured? 
The Refined Second Shooter online course is divided into four educational video modules, plus bonus content! You'll also find workbook downloads available with each module.

Do I need to have a certain software on my computer to access the course?
Nope! All you need is an internet browser with speeds capable of streaming HD video.

Do you offer a payment plan? 
We do not offer a payment plan at this time, but if you have special circumstances, please email us at info@refinedsecondshooter.com!

How long do I have access to the course material? 
Forever! You'll also receive complimentary access to any additional bonuses or updates that we make to the course. 

How does the 30-day money back guarantee work? 
If you find yourself unsatisfied with your investment, just show us that you've completed the course & the corresponding workbook without seeing results within thirty days of purchase and we will refund you the amount paid.

How do I buy the course?
Click the button that says "Enroll Here" and follow the steps to checkout! Check your email shortly after purchase for access instructions. If you're having any problems, email us at info@refinedsecondshooter.com.

Still unsure of why you should invest in yourself? Well, we aren't the only ones who believe in the content. Several other established photographers support the Refined Second Shooter Course because they recognize the need for refined second shooters as well. 

The best part? If you book 1 wedding as a second shooter as a  result of what you learned in this course, you will more than reimburse your investment!

"this course is exactly what you need"

"The experience was amazing! Kelsie and Michelle are both very knowledgeable and incredible women to learn from. If you are new to shooting weddings then this course is exactly what you need to help you become successful!" - Cassandra M. 

Four Modules with hours of content to complete at your own pace  
Lifetime access to the content 
Raw, uncut second shooting footage 
Mini posing workshop 
Facebook Community 
Sample Email Script 
Sample Second Shooter Gallery 
Wedding photography gear checklist 
How-To Guide to Reception Details 



The Refined Second Shooter Course

TOTAL VALUE: $1295

Your price: $349

It's 100% risk free with our 30-day guarantee!