Do You Need A Second Photographer For Your Wedding Day?

If you are looking to hire a wedding photographer, they may sometimes suggest adding a second photographer for your wedding day. Typically, a professional photographer will have a plan for the day in mind so they can shoot everything themselves. This will save time, money, and you’re more likely to get consistent shots of the things you want since every photographer’s style of shooting is just a little bit different.

I shoot most of my weddings alone. However, there are certainly some cases in which a second photographer is needed. Consider these situations if you’re wondering about hiring a second photographer:

  • Double coverage – If the bride and groom are getting ready in separate locations, somewhat far from one another, you may want to consider a second photographer if you want coverage of both ‘getting ready’ moments before the wedding.
  • Different events – If two important events are taking place at the same time, but in different locations, a second photographer can ensure that both of them will get the equal attention they deserve.
  • Higher attendance – If you anticipate more than 250 guests at your wedding, it may be a good idea to have a second photographer on hand. From the ceremony to the reception, chances are there will be a lot going on with that many people around. You’ll want to make sure you remember all of the guests who were able to enjoy your special day with you, so having a second photographer is a great way to make sure everyone gets captured at some point throughout the day.

Consider the tips above if you’re thinking about hiring a second photographer for your wedding. If you don’t fall under one of those situations, having just one photographer will likely get you the outcome you’re looking for, and will showcase a beautiful story of your special day!

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