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Why hire a second photographer?

Nov 15, 2019

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Something that you’ll see included in all of my wedding packages is a second photographer. But why? Why have two photographers on your wedding day?

Here are five reasons why I include a second photographer in all of my packages, and why it’s a good thing that I do.

1. It allows you two different angles.

While you’re walking down the aisle, I’m going to be focusing on you, or your partner standing at the front… but what about photos of your soon-to-be-spouse or your guests reactions? You’re going to want photos of them too, and having a second photographer allows for that!

2. It provides you with a different perspective.

Everyone sees things differently, it’s just how life works! Having two different people capturing your wedding day allows you to see two different perspectives of the most important day in your life. And who wouldn’t want that?

3. I can’t be everywhere at once.

As much as I really, really try, I just can’t be more than one place at a time (I’m working on mastering teleportation but haven’t quite gotten the hang of it yet). So that means that while I’m photographing the details or one set of getting ready shots, my second photographer is off photographing the other set of getting ready shots. Then when the ceremony and reception roll around, once again you’ve got two different angles, two different perspectives, and two bodies moving around and capturing both the big and the little moments. While we are off doing sunset portraits, my associate is capturing Grandma getting down on the dance floor!

4. They’re my backup.

As soon as we make things official, I reach out to and secure a second photographer for your day, meaning we immediately have a built in back-up. My second photographer would be able to step in and take over for me, should I fall and break my leg or something awful like that. (Don’t worry though, I’m definitely not planning to break my leg anytime soon!). They’re also there to help corral family for family formals, or to fluff the dress for the millionth time, or to run and grab the forgotten bouquets. They’re my right hand on wedding days, and a wonderful safety net.

5. You’ll receive more photos in your final gallery.

I think if I had to sum this post up into three words, it would be perspective, angle, and variety. Because you’ve got two perspectives and two angles and two photographers, that means that you’re also going to have more photos! There won’t quite be twice as many because wow, but you’ll receive a significant amount more than if you just had one photographer capturing everything.

So there you have it: the reason I include a second photographer in all of my wedding packages!

If you enjoyed this post, check out last week’s post talking about if you should have a first look or not!

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