When planning their wedding, a lot of couples wonder if they need two wedding photographers. There are many times that as your wedding photographer, we think that having two photographers taking pictures of your wedding is a great idea. As a Washington DC wedding photographer, I tell my photography clients when I think that it will be a good idea to have a second photographer or tell them what I think when they ask me if I believe that a second photographer will benefit them. There are many reasons that a second wedding photographer is a good idea and they include having a second photographer allows me your Virginia wedding photographer to be in more than one place at the same time.
On a wedding day, we wedding photographers are pulled into many directions. One person may be getting ready in one hotel room while another may be getting ready in another hotel room. The other hotel room could very possibly be on the other side of town. Also, during your wedding ceremony, it is a good idea to have pictures taken from two different perspectives and viewpoints of all that is going on during your wedding. While one photographer is taking pictures of your family, the other photographer can take pictures of all those details you spent so much time deciding on. For example, while one photographer is taking pictures of the bride throwing her bouquet, the second Washington DC wedding photographer can take pictures of the women trying to catch it. What bride would not want both of these sets of pictures in their wedding album? A second wedding photographer will also provide a different style all throughout the wedding day.
No wedding photographer are created in the same fashion. If a couple has a second wedding photographer taking pictures of their wedding, they are truly getting the benefit of two different photographers. You get twice the experience, twice the creativity, twice the number of pictures, but what you get from the second photographer in your wedding photography company of choice, is different than if you only utilize the services of just one of our Virginia wedding photographer(s). Different photographers can use different lenses than the other one uses or stand in a different place than the other photographer or maybe get a family member to smile that the other photographer was not able to. Another photographer can focus on small details while one focuses on the big picture.
An additional wedding photographer can take a lot of the detail shots of the day, but they can also help with things that has nothing to do with taking pictures. They can see things like when someone is trying to wear sunglasses in family pictures or a groomsman whose suit pants do not look good because he is carrying a phone. They can also get pictures of things that the other photographer may miss like when the bride plays with a little curl of the groom’s hair or when the groom delicately touches the small of his bride’s back. An additional photographer also provides backup in case something gets missed.
Big moments like the first kiss as husband and wife are not missed by the wedding photographer. Other moments that regularly happen at weddings like family members who have not seen each other in a long time laughing together or little kids being kids. Ridiculous friends doing ridiculous things. Hugs, smiles, tears, they happen before, during, and after the wedding ceremony. Not all of them will be caught on camera. However, with two photographers, the odds are pretty good that the big moments will not be missed. Finally, having a second wedding photographer is like an insurance policy.
Unfortunately, no matter how much planning and care is put into planning a wedding including taking pictures at a wedding, bad things do happen. A wedding photographer could be involved in a car accident, a memory card could fail, or a piece of gear breaks at the worst time ever is the stuff that a wedding photographer’s nightmares are made of. When there is a second wedding photographer, the risk is greatly minimized. Since your wedding is so special and is one of the most important days of your life, you do not want any details to be missed or something out of your control to make catastrophe for your wedding day. That is why you try you truly should consider a second wedding photographer to ensure that everything on your extra special day goes off without a hitch on the day that you are getting hitched.