3 Reasons to Add a Second Photographer to Your Wedding Photography Coverage
The second photographer question. Should we add one? Is it necessary to have two photographers at your wedding? Is it worth the extra cost? As with most decisions in wedding planning the answer is it depends. Really helpful right? I photograph 90% of my weddings solo but sometimes adding a second photographer makes a lot of sense. Below are the top three reasons my clients have included another photographer to their wedding day coverage.
A Second Photographer Adds a Second Perspective
Diverse angles, another eye and more variety. Every photographer has a unique view and adding a second photographer to your wedding day coverage can result in a wider array of images. For example during the ceremony one photographer can capture a wider shot of the first kiss while the other can capture the same moment close up. Or while I’m photographing your family formals my second photographer can catch the candid moments.
And all the second shooters I work with are also professional wedding photographers who photograph in a similar style as me. An unobtrusive and photojournalistic manner. So all my second’s images compliment my own leaving you with a cohesive gallery of wedding images.
A Second Photographer Results in More Photos
This one is pretty self explanatory – a second photographer means more photos! When I photograph a wedding solo I typically deliver anywhere from 40-60 images per hour. When I shoot with a second photographer that number goes up to 60-80 images per hour. You’ll have more images to choose from when getting prints for your family, designing your album or picking out what goes up on your Facebook page.
Two Photographers Means Being in Two Places at Once
Unless I can get my hands on a Flux Capacitor, a Time Turner or TARDIS I don’t have the ability to be in two places at once. Adding a second photographer doubles the amount of coverage you have. We can suddenly be photographing you both getting ready at the same time. And if you and your partner are in separate locations? Not a problem! During the ceremony one photographer can capture people coming down the aisle. The other photographer will then photograph everyone else’s reactions. And if you decide to do sunset photos a second photographer can stick around the reception to make sure no dancing moments get missed.
My husband and I debated on whether we should add a second photographer to our wedding day coverage. In the end we decided the peace of mind, more images, and more variety in our wedding photos was worth the extra cost. And once we received our images we knew we had made the right choice. Our photos were diverse and not a moment was missed during the day.
Adding a second photographer has it’s benefits. And I’ve never had a couple say they’ve regretted adding another photographer to their wedding day coverage. But I have had clients regret not adding one.