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Associate Photographer / Second Shooter

Alicja Kosalka

Alicja Photography LLC

New Britian, CT

I accepting positions as Second Shooter, Associate Photographer & Main Photographer in Connecticut and Massachusetts.


CONTACT:

• Email: alicjakosalka@gmail.com

• Cell: 860-798-2850

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER & 2nd SHOOTER

MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER

2nd Shooter - Getting Ready & First Look & Ceremony - Lyme, CT * Formals - Gillette Castle * Reception - Salem Herbfarm, Salem CT - COMING SOON

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ThePhotoGroup 2nd Shooter * Groom & Groomsmen Getting Ready * Formal - House Backyard, Hamden, CT * Ceremony - Bridgett of Sweeden Parish, Cheshire, CT * Reception - Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

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Leah Freeman Photography 2nd Shooter * First Look & Ceremony & Reception - Broad Brook Opera House - East Windsor, CT * Formals - Broad Brook Pond - East Windsor, CT

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Loretta Grace Photography 2nd Shooter * Ceremony & Reception - Pond House Cafe - West Hartford, CT * Formals - Elizabeth Rose Garden - West Hartford, CT

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Silver Arrow Band Associate Photographer * First Look & Cocktails Hour & Ceremony & Reception & Formals - House Backyard - Norwalk, CT

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Love Long and Prosper Photography 2nd Shooter * Bride & Groom Getting Ready, Grooms & Groomsmen Formals & Ceremony & Reception - Fox Hopyard Golf Club - East Haddam, CT

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Main Photographer - Ceremony Only - Sacred Heart Church - New Britain, CT

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Main Photographer - Mock Wedding Formals - Blue Bird Farm, Willington, CT

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Main Photographer * Ceremony - Hartford City Hall * Formals - Elizabeth Park - Hartford, CT

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Main Photographer * Ceremony & Formals- Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden * Reception - Marriott Hotel - New Britain, CT

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GEAR LIST

My most camera set up for weddings

• Nikon D850 + 70-200mm f/2.8

• Nikon D750 + 24-70mm f/2.8

• Olympus OMD + 25mm f/1.2


CAMERAS

Equipment - Dual Card Slots Cameras:

• Nikon DSLR D850 - 45.7 Megapixel

• Nikon DSLR D750 - 24.3 Megapixel

• Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds - 21.8 Megapixel


LENSES

Equipment - Lenses with Nikon Mount:

Zoom Lenses

• NIKKOR AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 to f/22 E FL ED VR - Telephoto - PRO Lens 

• NIKKOR AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 to f/22 E ED VR - Standard - PRO Lens 

• NIKKOR AF-S 24-120mm f/4 to f/22 G ED VR  - Versatile Wide-Angle to Short-Telephoto - PRO Lens 

• Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 to f/22 Di VC USD - Ultra-Wide - PRO Lens 

Prime Lenses

• NIKKOR AF-D 50mm f.1.8 to f/22 

Special Effect Lenses

• Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 to f/22 Circular Fish-eye Lens


Equipment - Lenses with Olympus Mount:

Zoom Lenses

• M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8 to 6.7 II - Versatile  Telephoto

• M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5 to 6.3 - Standard

• M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 to f/22 IS - Standard - PRO Lens  

• M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f2.8 to f/22 - Versatile Wide-Angle - PRO Lens  

Prime Lenses

• M. Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens 

Special Effect Lenses

• M.Zuiko 9mm f/8 Fish-eye Body Cap Lens


LIGHTS

Equipment - Battery Powered Lights:

• Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL Monolight

• Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash

• VidPro RL-18 18" LED Ring Light

• Yongnuo YN360S Ultra-Thin Handheld Ice Stick LED

• Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speed-light

EXPERIENCE


I've been an art and hobby photographer since 2011 and professional since 2016.  I can be an associate or second shooter at intimate weddings when I can handle everything by myself, but I am more than comfortable helping you handle a large crowd in a big ballroom venue.  I am super organized, but that doesn't mean I can't just relax and go with the flow, too. My philosophy is to be prepared for everything and down for anything (because no wedding day ever goes according to plan).

I have experience in natural and off-camera lighting, and posing for both candid and traditional portraiture.


RULES


Non-Compete Clauses

As an associate photographer/second shooter, I am there representing the main photographer and his/her brand. I will not pass out my own business cards, talk about my own business, or promote myself in any way. It’s a true fact that whenever I shoot for anyone else, I don’t even introduce myself with my last name. I’m just Alicja…the second-shooter for the day! If someone starts asking questions about whether or not I have my own business, or if we always shoot together, I just let them know that yes, I do work for myself, but that on this particular day, I am working for you. I just basically try to downplay myself as much as possible.

Stay Out of Your Shots

I try to be aware of where you are shooting so that I don’t get into your shot.

Be Helpful

I will try to go out of my way to help you out with the little things, helping you with your gear or lights. I try to be your second pair of eyes, whatever bride’s dress needs a good fluff or best man’s boutonniere is on the wrong side of his suit.

Posting Photos

I don't post my images on social media until I’ve checked with the main photographer to make sure it’s okay.

Credit Main Photographer

I always make it clear that I photographed the wedding as an assistant to the main photographer.

Behind-The-Scenes Photos

I will capture behind the scenes photos of you so You will have photos of you working on wedding days


SKILLS


• Bilingual Polish-English 

• Honest • Dependable • Punctual 

• Positive Attitude • Outgoing Personality 

• Team Player • Multitasking  • Organization Skills • Creative

• Problem-Solving • Self-motivated  • Able to Work Independently 

• Passionate about Photography • Always going Above and Beyond

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

• Driver's License 

• Photography Certificate

• Creative Photography Certificate 

• Professional Photographers of America Member

ADDITIONAL INFO

• Own Transportation

• No Smoking

Vaccinated

ACCEPTED PAYMENTS:

• Checks (to Alicja Photography LLC)

• PayPal (alicjakosalka@gmail.com)

Venmo (Alicja Photography)



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