Be an Associate Photographer

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Join the team and be an associate wedding photographer!

Hey everyone, the time has come!  I’m excited to announce that I’m ready to add to our team and hire an associate wedding photographer (possibly even two). If you have a fun and enthusiastic personality then we need to talk!  The associate role will involve photographing alongside Vaughn at some weddings and will progress to shooting solo for Vaughn Barry Photography.

This is perfectly suited to:

  • A photographer who loves shooting but doesn’t necessarily enjoy the business side of things.
  • A photographer looking to get into weddings. Training in my brand style is included.
  • Those shooting weddings part-time and not really interested in making it your full time business.
  • A photographer who just wants to shoot and work with great couples – forget all that admin, edits, marketing, ordering and album design stuff.

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Perks of the job:

  • Make money doing something you love.
  • Work with great people + clients.
  • NO editing. You shoot, the rest is handled in house.
  • Training in-person + video chats with yours truly.
  • Mentoring. Pick my brain in all things wedding photography.

Weddings are not for everyone – not in the slightest.  The ideal candidate will have a love for great wedding photography, a warm personality, flexible schedule, patience, positive attitude, be reliable, be able to think on their feet and a willingness to work hard.

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What I’m looking for:

  • A friendly, fun and approachable personality – humbugs need not apply :)
  • Experience as professional photographer, wedding preferred but not a must
  • Reliability, organization
  • Creative eye for composition
  • A friendly, fun and approachable personality
  • Able to work in a natural documentary style
  • Ability to interact and direct your couples as needed
  • A friendly, fun and approachable personality
  • Professional gear (minimum 2 camera bodies each with dual card slots)
  • Professional insurance
  • A friendly, fun and approachable personality (noticing a pattern?)
  • Experience working with natural light & off camera flash
  • Access to own vehicle for business travel

I’ll take care of the booking process, administration, post processing, album design and delivery of the finished product to clients.

Your Role:

  • Pre-booking + wedding consultations with couples (in person or via video chat) that have booked you. It’s important that if you are the primary shooter that you have a prior relationship with them.
  • Photographing weddings alongside Vaughn as a second photographer.  Paid at second shooter rate.
  • Photographing weddings as primary shooter for couples that have booked you.  Paid at primary shooter rate.

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I ask that you’ll be able to commit to covering up to 10 weddings up to 12 months in advance.

Professional Development:

You may already have your own wedding photography business, be looking for something part-time, have just graduated or are a seasoned pro with some gaps in your schedule. I’m pretty open minded.

I’m interested in hearing from experienced photographers, however my main focus is to find someone who is a perfect fit for the team and my couples – I am more than happy to provide training and support for the right person.

Work hours are most often on Saturdays and weekends for weddings (some Fridays and Sundays), as well as other various evenings throughout the week for engagement sessions. Naturally wedding photography is a seasonal business with the bulk of bookings from May through to the end of October, with winter being the slower season.

If you think you’d be a great fit, I would love to hear from you!  Apply below…



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1866 Elana Drive, Orillia, Ontario Canada

(705) 627-9376