Babb Photo is hiring! I’m looking for an awesome Second shooter / assistant photographer in London and across the UK!

That’s right, I’m looking for a new member to join the Babb Photo team.  As a second shooter you’ll cover 25 + lovely weddings per year in various locations across the UK, including London and the South West.

You’ll be expected to take control of some aspects of the day, like photographing one of each couple getting ready, managing group shots or liaising with venue staff on arrival.   You’ll also provide coverage alongside the main shooter (me!), aiming to capture different angles and elements at each shoot.  A full programme of training and induction will be provided to the successful candidate.

Benefits for this Second Shooter role

Pay will be dependent on experience and training requirements but will likely range from £20 – £25 per hour.  In addition you’ll receive:

  • Travel and accommodation expenses as necessary
  • A minimum of 4 days training / mentoring per year with Laura
  • A complimentary ticket to SNAP Photography Festival and the SNAP Autumn Social
  • Funding for 1 x additional external workshop / training session to cover agreed development area

You will be expected to be available for at least 25 wedding bookings per year, but I am happy for you to take your own bookings alongside second shooting work.

Person Specification


Located within an easy commute of London (where 1/3 of my work is based)
Professional equipment to include as minimum 2 x professional standard camera bodies with duel memory card slots, lenses covering 24mm – 85mm as minimum, flash equipment and sufficient back up equipment
Experience of shooting at least 10 weddings as a second shooter
A demonstrable passion for wedding photography
A consistent style and experience in all lighting conditions
Excellent customer care skills
Organised and reliable
Public liability and professional indemnity insurance
The ability to adapt to shoot in a style that compliments the existing Babb Photo approach
Demonstrates a good understanding of the Babb Photo brand and business values


Experience of shooting at least 10 weddings as a primary shooter
Own transportation

Second Shooter / Assistant Photographer Job

How to Apply to be my second shooter!

To apply please email a covering letter explaining why you’d like to join the team.  You should send this to laura.j.babb (at) and include:

  • Details of how you meet each of the essential person specification points listed above
  • Details of any desirable person specification points you meet
  • A link to 4 x full galleries of your second shooting work
  • A link to any full galleries you’ve shot as a primary shooter
  • A full list of your equipment

    The closing date is the 29th September 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal interview in the first instance.  This will be followed by a trial day as a second shooter.

If you have any questions about this role or the process, please do drop me an email on the address detailed above. If you’re looking for general advice about how to gain experience as a second shooter, check out this post on the SNAP Blog about how to get started as a second shooter. 


Second Shooter / Assistant Photographer Job