“Do I Need a Second Photographer at my Wedding?”

I get asked this all the time: “Do I need a second photographer at my wedding?”

My answer is, you can do without it, but here’s why I recommend it:

  • The second photographer captures fun, unposed moments
  • The second photographer watches for details that can ruin your photos
  • The second photographer captures different angles from the main photographer
  • The second photographer helps gather people for group photos
  • The second photographer helps the photographer with their gear
  • The second photographer is your insurance policy if your photographer can’t shoot the wedding

 

The second photographer captures fun, candid moments

The second photographer is there to capture beautiful, unposed moments on the wedding day. They shoot the moments between the moments while the main photographer is shooting the main event.

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The second photographer captures different angles from the main photographer

When you have a second photographer, you have a second set of eyes and someone shooting from a different perspective from the main photographer, so you end up with more photos and a better variety of images.

 

casual wedding photos captured by second photographer

The second photographer watches for details that can ruin your photos

The second photographer watches out for things that can ruin your photos, things like bra straps showing, untucked shirts, messy hair, twisted collars, or even just dad forgetting to take off his sunglasses during family photos.

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The second photographer helps gather people for group photos

The main photographer doesn’t have time find people for group photos. If someone is missing from a group photo, the second photographer will go look for them while the main photographer keeps shooting.

 

The second photographer helps the photographer with their gear

The photographer can’t carry their gear and shoot at the same time — especially at the church.

As the bride and groom come down the aisle, the photographer is running backwards shooting like mad, then it’s down the stairs for the group photo. There’s no time to go back and get the gear back at the church, which is why the second photographer is so crucial.

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The second photographer is your insurance policy if your photographer can’t shoot the wedding

Let’s say your photographer gets sick. Or breaks a leg. If your photographer can’t shoot your wedding for some reason, it can be almost impossible to find a good photographer at the last minute. If you have a second photographer, you already have your replacement in place.
Getting married? Contact us for a price list, and to see if we’re still available to photograph your wedding: (514) 208-4747.

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