All of our wedding packages include two photographers – a main photographer, and a second shooter. A second shooter is an additional photographer who is there to cover the wedding as well. We choose to have a second shooter for many reasons.
If you want photos of the bride and groom both getting ready, we can’t be in both locations at once. By having a second shooter, we can cover more events at one time. If you like candid shots, you absolutely want a second shooter. They will be able to get all of the little moments that are happening behind the scenes. If you only have one photographer and he or she is with the bride while the groom is getting ready, then you will have to have the groom mock up and fake these moments to look candid, while missing the real thing. You don’t want “forced candids.”
A second shooter is looking out for these moments. By having a second shooter, it ensures that you get more candid shots.
Second shooters aren’t worried about getting the traditional shots because that is what the main photographer is doing. This frees them to be able to be more creative. They can catch different angles and give you a fresh perspective.
The second shooter will be able to take over for them without skipping a beat.
In case of emergency – for example, a camera is broken or a card gets corrupted – you will still have photos and they won’t all be lost or damaged.
One of us can be shooting the reception details while the other is in cocktail hour getting all of those candid moments and details.
Chris and I love working together. Going to school for the same profession is unique because we both have a strong passion for photography. We treat every wedding like a date night. We have a sitter and watch a night full of romance unfold. We also get cake!
If you want to capture your wedding with epic images that you can pass down for generations, we would LOVE to talk to you about becoming your wedding photographers.
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