Are you planning your wedding photography and wondering if you need two wedding photographers? Then you’ve come to the right spot. This is a common question wedding photographers ask couples. But you probably don’t know if it’s necessary, right?
I’m going to share a few reasons why it’s an excellent idea to hire two wedding photographers. Having two wedding photographers can be a valuable asset for a multitude of reasons, but I’ll list just a few.
With two photographers, you can be sure that every moment from the getting ready process to your reception will be captured.
This is especially important because there are often multiple things happening at the same time. A big example of this is the groom’s and bride’s separate preparations.
Two photographers are a great value to your ceremony as well. They each can capture different angles, focal lengths, and reactions. This is very helpful when one reads vows and the other is reacting to the sweet words!
With two photographers, you can be confident that no important moment will be missed.
Each photographer can take a unique approach to capturing the day and can be assigned to different parts of the wedding. Perhaps one photographer is focused on candid shots while the other captures posed portraits.
One photographer could capture a majority of wide shots while the other captures zoomed-in photos.
It is often that at the beginning of the wedding day the lead photographer covers the bride’s getting ready portion while the assistant covers the groom’s getting ready portion.
In many cases, one of the photographers helps with fluffing the bride’s dress, grabbing gear for the lead photographer, and ensuring the couple has all they need while the other does the photography.
All of this helps lead to a more well-rounded and diverse collection of photos that truly tells the story of your special day. It also provides a much smoother and pleasant photography experience!
While it is unlikely, it is possible that one photographer may become unable to fulfill their duties for some reason. (sickness, death in the family, traumatic injury, etc.)
In this case, having the second photographer already booked and available ensures nothing will be missed on your wedding day.
It has even happened that some photographer’s memory cards become corrupted. In this situation having a backup of your wedding photos on another photographer’s camera is a true blessing.
With a second photographer on hand, you are assured that your wedding will still be fully documented. There’s no need to worry if something unexpected occurs.
Overall, having two photographers at your wedding provides you with a greater quantity and variety of high-quality photos. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that every moment is captured and any potential issues are covered.
If you’re interested in some information on what your wedding photography could look like and how we could help you, please reach out to us here. We’d love to answer any and all of your questions and be your guide to everything wedding photo related.