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Why Have Two Wedding Photographers


Your wedding photos are the most common way to look back on your wedding day, so it better be captured right! When considering different vendors for your wedding photography, it’s well worth considering hiring two wedding photographers. There are tons of benefits to having a second photographer at your wedding, and we’ll cover all of those benefits in detail!

Why Have Two Wedding Photographers

Different Angles

The most obvious reason to book a second photographer is for the multiple cameras angles a second shooter will be able to get in addition to your first shooter. However, most couples don’t fully understand how significant this is! Just think for a moment about all the different things one shooter can miss just by being limited to one. For example, your first dance can be up to 3 minutes long so your photographer may be able to walk around you two and get great angles. However, you will only walk down the isle once so just think about the different things a second shooter will be able to capture by being in a different spot than the first shooter.

Photograph Everyone As They Get Ready

Often, the bride and groom and their bridesmaids and groomsmen get ready in different locations. In order to make it possible to capture all of this, you’ll likely need a second shooter to capture the groomsmen and groom as the bride and bridesmaids get ready. Often times many people don’t think of this and one side of the wedding party gets completely missed when capturing the getting ready moments.

Two Wedding Photographers Capture EVERYTHING!

Your wedding day has so many special moments and even the quickest, smallest moment can end up meaning a ton to you. It’s always easier for the photographers to capture every important memory when there’s two of them. Professional photographers will always have you covered but the fact remains that every now and then a battery needs to be changed in the camera or they need to step away to capture something else and in that instance, you just might end up creating a moment that should be captured!

Formal Photos Are Quicker

For many reasons, your family and bridal party formal portraits will be much shorter! One reason this is the case is because two shooters will be able to easily wrangle everyone and get them posed twice as fast as just one photographer. Another reason is that, with two wedding photographers, you’ll get twice the images taken in the same amount of time. This eliminates many of the “closed eyes” retakes and hurries the process along. Getting your family and friends through the formal photos quicker means more time to eat, drink, and dance!

Guest Expressions and Reactions Captured

The second shooter will also allow your photographers to capture not only what’s going on but the guests’ reactions to it as it’s happening. You know you’ll need photos of everyone giving a speech but don’t you want to see your mother smiling while your brother gives his toast during the reception? The second photographer will allow for things you never thought would be worth capturing and the guests’ reactions to different things going on during the wedding is extremely valuable!

Multiple Shooting Styles

A second photographer also allows for not just one shooting style at your wedding but adds a little bit of flair of their own. Having two wedding photographers will often times allow you to have very different types of photos throughout your gallery that might stand out in their own different ways. A second shooter will give you plenty of styles that you can look back on through your many years together.

Capturing Different Areas Throughout the Venue

Often times, you don’t even think about how many things will be going on away from you at a wedding. For example, the photographer might be capturing the groom and his groomsmen taking a smoke break with his groomsmen with the cigars he bought for this occasion. However, you just might miss out on an absolutely fantastic break dancing session taking place on the dancefloor by your adorable ring bearer! There is just so much going on at any given wedding, you’re going to want a second hand in capturing these moments.

All The Details!

Detail photos are oftentimes the most fun photos after the wedding to have captured. Many couples don’t think about all the reasons detailed photos are so important. However, detail photos are some of the most fun photos to capture! Details bring out so much of your personality when it comes to your wedding since most of your closest items and maybe even favorite colors will be obviously shown throughout the detail photos. Two wedding photographers mean more detailed photos as they can work together to capture better shots, and they simply have more time to be able to capture the details of your day!

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