Why will we have a second shooter?
I do not photograph weddings without a second shooter.
Whether it’s capturing friendships, documenting a touching moment with a family member, or creating a beautiful photograph of the details that were so carefully chosen, having two photographers ensures that each of you have those important moments. Remember, your partner isn’t there with you, so while you can share the details of getting ready, the photos will tell the story in detail.
The lead had just moved her way to the front to take some close ups from the side when the officiant said, “You may now kiss.” Fortunately, as a second shooter that day, I was in the back, opposite the lead photographer, and caught that first kiss. Without a second photographer, that important kiss photo would have been missed. (side note- the officiant told us “20 minutes”.)
One photographer can follow the couple out of the ceremony to catch those first few excited moments and the other can get the wedding party and parents in their recessional.
A second shooter can focus on the interesting and important details: Parents wiping away tears during vows, grandparents holding hands, a ring bearer who is cuddled into his grandma’s lap.
When you need a break from your parents and relatives, because they are trying to be helpful, but it’s stressing you out, the second photographer can pull them aside and do some photos or enlist their help in other ways.
Family formals can happen quickly with a second photographer, and extra photos (like couples in the wedding party) can happen as well.
If someone needs to use the restroom during the reception, nothing will be missed.
You’ll have second point of view all day long and see your wedding through their eyes.
This day happens only once. A second shooter gives you more viewpoints, more photos, and more attention on you on your big day!
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