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Photography Assistant

Batavia, IL, USA

Job Type


About the Role

Seeking a creative and personable individual to join our photography team as a Photography Assistant. The Photography Assistant will be responsible for providing support to the lead photographer in all aspects of photo shoots, including preparation, set-up, equipment handling, lighting, and post-production. The photography assistant will also have opportunities to shoot.



  • Assist the lead photographer in all aspects of the photo shoot, including preparation, set-up, and equipment handling

  • Help with lighting, positioning, and other technical aspects of the shoot

  • Second-shoot and relieve lead photographer when needed

  • Manage equipment and maintain an inventory of all photography gear

  • Occassional on-site editing and retouching of images

  • Assist with social media posting and other marketing activities

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the lead photographer


  • High school diploma or equivalent; some experience in photography or related field preferred

  • Working understanding of photography techniques, including lighting, composition, and camera settings

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. CaptureOne experience is a plus.

  • Experience working with photography equipment, including cameras, lenses, and lighting

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Hourly rate with bonus opportunities

  • *Use of studio during off-hours

  • Opportunities for creative exploration and learning related to photography

*Subject to approval

About the Company

Katie O'Brien Photography is a sole proprietorship dedicated to capturing professional headshots and documenting corporate events with stunning imagery. With a passion for photography and a keen eye for detail, our company was founded with the goal of providing exceptional photography services that capture the essence of our clients' brands and personalities.

We understand the importance of presenting a professional image in today's business world and strive to help our clients achieve that through our headshot photography services. Whether it's for a corporate website, business card, or LinkedIn profile, we work closely with our clients to create headshots that are not only visually appealing but also authentically represent their personal brand.

Additionally, we specialize in corporate event photography, capturing the excitement and energy of conferences, trade shows, and other business gatherings. Our experienced photographers blend in seamlessly with the event and capture candid moments and key highlights, providing clients with a comprehensive documentation of their event that they can cherish for years to come.

We take pride in delivering high-quality, personal service to every client, and we are dedicated to exceeding their expectations with our photography services. Contact us today to learn more about joining our creative and inclusive team.

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