Looking for a Second Shooter?

Hi there!

If you’re looking for a RELIABLE, EXPERIENCED second shooter–someone whom you can trust to get the job done, who doesn’t just shoot over your shoulders, who can fill in for you if need be–then you’ve come to the right place!

a collage of photos taken by St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography of laughing couple, bride's first look with dad, gay couple kissing, bride kissed by the ring bearer

My name is David. I’m a wedding photographer based in St. Louis, MO, available to second shoot in the greater metropolitan area and nation wide. One thing that I love the most about second shooting is the creative freedom that comes with it. I have second-shot for several wedding photographers in the St. Louis area and out-of-town photographers as well.

My style is a happy blend of photojournalism and fine art. My images have been described as fresh, warm, and soulful.

I’m a full frame Nikon shooter. My main camera bodies are two Nikon D700 and, when I’m photographing weddings, I have them on me at all times. I use all primes:

  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art;
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G;
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G; and
  • Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED.

I’m comfortable with off camera flash. I own four speedlites, light stands, octaboxes, shoot-through umbrellas, and other light modifiers.

 I’m outgoing, professional, and easy to work with. Below you can find testimonials from photographers that I’ve worked with. References are available upon request. Let me know if you have any questions!




Working with David was an absolute delight. He has an amazing eye for details and captures the raw emotions of the day. He is very well prepared with gear and understands how to get the shot without getting in the way of the other photographer(s). David is not only incredibly talented, but flexible & easy going throughout the events of the day. I highly recommend David as a second shooter!

–Holly Dawn Photography


St. Louis Wedding Photographer David Jin Choice Jade Photography

David Q. Jin