Monday, June 16, 2014

Are Two Wedding Day Photographers Better Than One?

If budget is not a problem, SG Wedding Guru does recommend two instead of one. While not absolutely necessary, as a good professional actual day wedding photographer will be able to capture the key moments, a photographer cannot be at two places at once. A second photographer who is not tasked to be part of the wedding entourage will thus be able to capture "behind the scenes" moments. For example, in a church wedding, the primary photographer will focus on capturing images of the bride and groom, while the second photographer can focus on capturing the crowds' response.

Additionally, as each photographer has his or her own individual style, a second photographer will give you an perspective of the wedding. In a sense, having a second photographer will give you twice the experience, twice the creativity and twice the number of photos.

When hiring a second wedding day photographer (or videographer), to prevent conflicts between them, or even duplicate shots, the couple should define the role of each photographer. Essentially, one should be assigned as the primary photographer whose main role is to focus on the bride and groom, while the other photographer can be assigned as the second photographer whose main role is to focus on the "behind the scenes". One further way to get the most of two actual wedding day photographers, is to ask the primary to engage his friend/ colleague. This way, they are likely to have worked together before and, being friends, able to co-ordinate better.

At the end of the day, while there are benefits to have two wedding day photographers, it is still a "good to have and not a must have."

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