This is a common question I get asked by many prospective clients. Why do I need a second photographer to photograph my wedding? The best answer I can give is that having another professional photographer there will get you more total images, but more importantly will allow you to have many different photos of all of the important events of the day. From the kiss at the altar, to the first dance at the reception, and the exit to the honeymoon, a second photographer will be able to help capture these moments from different angles so that you’ll have a greater variety and complete picture of what transpired on your wedding day.
Time issues can be a problem at weddings, so a second photographer also helps a great deal with this. While I’m photographing the bride and bridesmaids getting ready, my second shooter is either photographing the guys getting ready or the important details at the venue. Due to time, it can be hard to capture all of this by myself, but having another photographer with me helps alleviate these issues.
A final reason for choosing to hire a second photographer is that it’s nice to have someone else there who can take photos while the main photographer may be with the bride and groom taking some creative images. While I’m with the couple, my second shooter can be either taking photos of the guests or assisting me. At most receptions, brides and grooms like to get lots of photos of their guests having fun. A second photographer will enable you to get many more images of all the important events that occur.
Check out the images below to see why having a second photographer is important!