Whether you’re looking to join the team full time or you’re looking to fill some free weekends, we’d love to discuss the possibility of you joining our team as a second, third shooter, or occasionally the lead. Whichever role you play, Pamela B. or the post production specialist will handle all post production while you will have the opportunity to use the images you take for your portfolio.
Associates are carefully selected for their combination of talent, creativity, and personality. If you contact us about second shooting and we fail to get back to you, we apologize. We only check our list of applications when we have a need. However, feel free to express your interest below; and we will contact you if and when you are needed.
Currently, we’re located in Fredericksburg, VA. but we shoot weddings all over the globe. Majority of our weddings are right here in the DMV, even if ElaBee’s main location changes. With that said, the majority of our associate needs are for photographers located in the DMV area, but we still require talented shooters located in other areas 3 to 5 times a year.
There are three important qualifications for all of our associates.
Great personality – This doesn’t necessarily mean the most talkative or outgoing personality. However, both our clients and our lead photographers appreciate honest, genuine, and easy-to-work-with individuals.
Minimum Equipment – We’re strong believers in a true photographer’s abilities to create lasting imagery with minimal equipment. However, with that said, the wedding industry is a client serving industry, and with that comes the importance of client perception. As such, we’ve established a minimum set of equipment, as well as a preferred set of equipment. In order to be an associate of EBCP, we require you to have access to, either by owning, borrowing, or renting, the following equipment.
Minimum – Nikon D700 and above, Canon 5D Mark II and above
Preferred – Nikon D750 and above, Canon 5D Mark III and above
Minimum – At least one fast, fixed-aperture zoom lens (24-70mm f//2.8, or 70-200mm either f/2.8)
Preferred – Full set of fast lenses at fixed apertures, including a 50mm, 24-70mm f/2.8, and 70-200mm f/2.8
Minimum – Nikon SB700 or Canon 580EX
Preferred – Nikon SB910 or Canon 600EX, Flash Diffuser, PocketWizards or other wireless flash triggers
Minimum – 16GB of storage of any brand
Preferred – 128GB of storage in total. Sandisk or Hoodman brands preferred
Creativity + Technical Skills – The last qualification is possessing both creativity and technical skills. These are developed over time with experience and training, but in general, it’s important that you start with a minimum foundation of these two skills upon which we can build.