April 4, 2016
Sometimes I get asked if I would recommend a second photographer for a wedding and my answer is always, “Yes!”
The first question to ask yourself when considering how important a second photographer is: How many guests are we expecting?
If you’re going to have over 150 guests at your wedding, you should really consider having a second photographer. If you’re going to have 250 guest or more I would recommend thinking about at third.
Our goal as your photographers is to capture the special moments of your wedding. That includes all the moments of your wedding day, (ceremony, reception, cocktail hour…) and the people you love. By having multiple photographers, you get multiple pros looking for those moments and making sure they’re moments you don’t have to miss.
Second and Third photographers also offer different angles that the lead may not be able to get simply because of the way the day runs. Some of my favorite shots have been shots done by a Second while the group was looking at or working with me. Seconds work their tails off to get those candid shots and the fun angles. Check out a few of Natalie’s shots…
While I was getting shots of all the Bridesmaids, Natalie was getting this beautiful detail shot.
While I was working with the Bridal Party after the Ceremony, Natalie popped into the Cocktail Hour and got some unique shots of the guests and this detail shot our Bride & Groom would probably never have gotten to see because they were busy taking photos with me.
Again, while I was still working with the Bridal Party, Natalie was able to get a clean shot of the Reception before the guest arrived from Cocktail Hour.
If you’re thinking about a First Look, second shoots are a must so you can get both sides of the reaction. This one I was getting the Groom and Natalie focused on the Bride.
Second Shoots offer another angle of the Wedding. Natalie was able to get the Bride walking by and to the front with her parents while I focused on getting a few key shots of the three of them walking down the aisle and the Groom’s reaction.
I’m often jealous of our Seconds! While their shots may not always be the ones you hang on the wall, their shots are the ones that fill in the details of your wedding story between key moments. Their shots share your wedding story in a creative and fun way.
Second and Third Shoots offer a unique perspective and their own individual styles offering you a greater variety in your final images and more final images to enjoy. The awesome part of using RWP is that all our Wedding Collections with 8 or more hours already include a Second Photographer! This is your wedding day, we want to make sure to cover it from start to finish so it’s already built in so you don’t have to worry about it and can sit back and enjoy the benefits.
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Till next time,
April 5, 2016