While discussing how you want your wedding photos taken with your photographer, they may have brought up an offer to get you a second photographer. Before you decide whether you really need one or not, try asking yourself why you need one. Your choice being advantageous or not can be determined by considering some factors including what kind of photos you want taken on the day of your wedding, how big your wedding is, and your budget.
Having a second photographer around has a number of advantages. If you want more pictures taken on your wedding, then hiring two photographers is a move you should consider, especially if your wedding is expected to have a huge crowd. Your two photographers can split up during the wedding and the reception, making it possible to capture special moments that the other photographer misses. The second photographer can also serve as the assistant of the wedding photographer you originally hired. They can set up the lighting and other equipments needed for the photo shoot while the main photographer gets the camera ready, substantially speeding up the process of taking formal wedding photos. The second photographer can also gather the next group to be taken a picture of while the main photographer is busy taking shots of another group. This makes the process of taking group portraits smoother, faster and right on time.
Better wedding preparation shots are also waiting for you if you hire a second photographer. This is for the couples who want in-depth coverage of their wedding. Some of you may want to capture moments of when the bride and the groom are getting ready to accept each other in their lives. You can have one photographer to shoot for those moments and another to cover for the groomsmen. More pictures mean more memories for you to treasure.
Aside from those, you should also consider the size of your wedding. If you’re just going to have your family and closest friends around for a simple celebration, then having one photographer is enough. But if you’re going to have a large wedding, one with almost everyone you know, a second photographer may be an advantage.
Last but not the least, consider your budget. Can you really afford another photographer on your wedding? Sure your expenses will increase quite a bit, but if the photos taken were great and everything worked out well, then it can be worth its price. Always be careful with your decisions. Consider both the advantages and the costs and assess whether you think it’s worth it or not. You only get to have wedding photos once, so getting it right the first time around is a must.