Hi, I'm Kathryn Akomah-Mordi

The owner and photographer here at Mordi Photographie. I am a total hopeless romantic and chick flick lover. I am married myself, have 2 little boys and we love Jesus!

I started second shooting in 2017, and since then I average about 20-25 second shooting jobs per year (in addition to my own weddings). I typically work with photographers who have traditional or bright photography styles, but I have also second shot with photographers using dark and moody or boho styles.

Home & Travel

I am based in Fort Worth, Texas, but go all over the DFW Metroplex for weddings.

I do not charge travel fees unless the distance is more than 100 miles each direction.

How I Second

It is important that I get angles and shots that are different from the lead photographer. I typically use longer lenses and 45-90 degree angle differences. I most often use back lighting and OCF during receptions. I follow directions well, if you prefer other methods.

Personal Style

I like a combination of candid photo-journalistic and gentle posing. Prompting couples to move naturally is my priority.

I edit my own images with true to life adjustments that are clean and bright.

Second Rates

I ask $300 for a 6 hour day and $400 for anything over 8 hours. That factors in my travel time up to 200 miles round trip from 76179.

Travel beyond that it is 0.50 cents per mile.

In My Bag

Canon 5Div (Main)
Canon 7Dii (Backup)
Sigma Art 35mm 1.4
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 100L 2.8 macro
Canon 135L 2.0
3 Speedlight flashes (w/ Stands & Umbrellas)
SD Cards
Step Stool
Styling Details Kit
Styling Boards
Lots of Chocolate

Real Second Weddings

Other Details

I will always dress up for weddings (no jeans or sneakers) and I wear all black.

I am very comfortable working with the groom and groomsmen, when the lead prefers to stay with the bride.

RAW files can be transferred immediately following the event via SD reader/ laptop or they can be sent via DropBox within 48 hours. I can also use your own SD Card. Complementary culling is an option I offer (if using my SD Card), to save you time culling through test shots and blinks.

After you have delivered the images to your client, I may edit the RAW files and use them for my portfolio, social media and promotional services. If used on social media, credit will always be given to you and no vendors or wedding party/guests will be tagged.

Lead Photographer Comments

Lead Photographer Comments

“Kathryn is such a gem!! I have worked with Kathryn at weddings more times than I can count and love every time we work together. Her attention to her clients and passion for telling each couples story is so evident when you are around her. As a wedding photographer myself she is the first person I ask to photograph with me and the first person I send referrals to. I know that she will provide an awesome experience to each couple!!”