When it comes to planning your wedding, there are a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important decisions is whether or not to hire two photographers. While magazines, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs and online news articles may tell you that you need two photographers for your wedding, it's important to consider the pros and cons before making a decision. Having a second photographer on your wedding day allows you to add a lot more images to your final gallery.
If the bride and groom are getting ready in two different places, it might be a good idea to have a second shooter. However, having two photographers doesn't necessarily mean twice as many photos. We will photograph your wedding to the greatest extent possible, review the images later and eliminate those that are blurry, repeated, unflattering, test photos, etc. A second photographer can increase the number of images taken, but not duplicate them.
The second photographer is there to help me compile a complete visual catalog of his wedding day and his activities will complement mine. We have always defended the idea that having one good photographer is better than having two not so good ones. As with all wedding decisions, it's entirely up to you whether or not you have two wedding photographers. One photographer can stand in a chair to get an overview from above, while the other can zoom in on guests who have particularly gentle dance movements. There are a few exceptions, amazingly talented husband-and-wife teams and world-class photographers, but in general, many aren't.It was also interesting to see how the subject of second shooters affects lone shooters and how they feel when asked to use another photographer.
By hiring just one wedding photographer, you'll be able to select them precisely for the images you want from your wedding day. While an additional photographer can capture “more images”, there's no guarantee that these images will have the quality you hired your main photographer for. Having two photographers achieves a good balance between being able to offer another dimension of coverage and, at the same time, being discreet. This occurs when a lead photographer hires photographers under their brand and often charges less than the lead photographer. The lone photographer will have to cover all the expenses associated with running his business as usual. Whether you have a photographer or two, I assure you that I will capture a complete and multifaceted story of your wedding day.
The main reason I choose to have a second photographer is for a huge wedding where time is very short and one photographer takes family photos while the other takes photos of the reception venue. If you're not sure if you'll need two wedding photographers, let me help you make an informed decision. Consider your budget and what kind of coverage you want for your special day before making a decision.