The days and months leading up to your wedding, you plan and make several decisions. One of the biggest questions I get is, “Do I need a second photographer at my wedding, or is that just wasting money?” I recommend it! At a wedding, a photographer is pulled into several different directions and places. We are extraordinary, but to provide high-quality service and results, two is better than one.
A second photographer works alongside the primary shooter. They photograph different angles from the other and helps assist them with equipment and other logistics come wedding day. A second person helping can provide a different type of style, ultimately giving you more options for images. Many photographers rely on a second shooter and assistant to keep an eye on things that don’t belong in a photo. For example, a person wearing sunglasses in a family photo, uneven bowties, a phone in a pocket, and so forth.
They save time and speed up the process. Perhaps while the primary photographer is capturing you and the groom’s photos, the second photographer can begin to shoot the bridal party’s images. In the end, you will come out with more photographs with two shooters. They play a significant role in photographing the small details throughout the entire day. It is a great benefit!
If you have a large venue, they can cover more ground. This goes for the guests mingling and dancing! They are able to capture more moments during the party. One photographer can’t be in two locations at the same time. For example, one photographer can capture the girl’s bridal party getting ready for the big day while the other capture’s the guys. Also, throughout the day, it is essential to focus on the bride and groom. But it is equally important to provide a holistic view of what else is going on during that time.
I hope this information helps you understand why having two wedding photographers is ideal. While the primary photographer is focused on the key subjects, the second photographer goes full ninja-mode and helps capture shots to complete the story!