Before we talk about 2 wedding photographers, why do we even hire wedding photographers in the first place?
After your expensive big day is over you are left with a dress, a Husband/Wife and photos from your day. Your own memories sadly will fade, so you need your photos to record and document your day. In 20 years you will be able to look back at your day and all your guests with the memories that surround your photos.
A Good Wedding Photographer is experienced in capturing social scenes, able to anticipate what’s about to happen next. It’s important for them to be tuned in with the emotions around them, you don’t want someone emotionless watching on! Are experienced with fast moving and fast changing and one off situations that have no second chance to capture again. They should have an artistic eye to capture something special and importantly should blend in with your guests making them feel comfortable and at ease. So completely different from other disciplines of photography (sports, landscape, portraits, etc) Weddings are difficult to photograph and like many things in life experience counts for a lot. We have shot over 160 weddings together our ‘second shooter’ isn’t a glorified bag carrier!
So what’s wrong with having one photographer?
NOTHING. Really, there are thousands of amazing photographers out there that do an amazing job, capturing beautiful weddings. We offer 1 photographer packages too and we capture amazing weddings.
However, having 2 Wedding Photographers does have distinct advantages: