Ok, being the 2nd shooter is totally a thankless job. It's hard work, a long day and little pay. And in the end, the clients don't tell you how beautiful your images are because they aren't yours to share. I am beyond grateful for my incredible 2nd shooters and their selfless offering of time and talent.
Having said that, I LOVE 2nd shooting. Being in the background, not directing, just dancing around, trying to find the best angles and the best moments. No heavy pressure, just time to create. Love, love, love it! Here's a few from an Oregon wedding I 2nd shot for Andrea Laurita Photography.