Why a Second Wedding Videography/Photographer Could be Right For You!

You might be sitting there wondering if you need a second photographer or videographer. Yes it will cost extra money, but what do you get out if it? Is it worth it?

So first off, what even is a second shooter at your wedding?

To start with, what is a ‘second shooter’ or second photographer? Basically, a second wedding photographer is someone who works alongside your primary wedding photographer to photograph different angles, separate locations and assist with logistics of wedding day photography.

  1. You will get more variety in your photos and videos!
    • Having a second shooter on your wedding day allows you to add tons more images to your final gallery. This includes more coverage during your ceremony, more creative angels during the couple portraits, more points of view during your First Dance- the list goes on!
    • If you are dancing it up on the dance floor, but your partner is involved in a rowdy game in another room- having two photographers allows you to capture both moments at the same time, which means not only do you end up with more photos, but the day is more accurately captured for you as well.
  2. More Photos of your guests!
    • It’s tough to get really great shots of your guests and the various special details you may have set up on your wedding day when the main photographer is focused on capturing you and the main events.
    • Having a second shooter allows that photographer to join cocktail hour and capture some gorgeous portraits of your guests while the main photographer is with you shooting family portraits. They are also able to pop into the reception space and capture those details before dinner begins.
    • If you’d like more photos of your friends and reception details, having a second shooter is the way to go!
  3. Extra Security
    • I know this is not something couples want to think about for their wedding day- but technology does at times fail. Meaning if a camera is acting up during your Father’s toast, having a second photographer there can ensure there is another back-up to capture that moment!
    • While photographers, such as myself, take ample steps to ensure your big day is free from hiccups, (such as always carrying backup gear for moments like these) it never hurts to have this extra security measure in place for your photos.

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