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  • Writer's pictureLori Beneteau Photograpy

Benefits of Having Two Photographers

Your wedding day will be filled with celebration, love, laughter and a number of memorable moments you'll want to look back on for years to come. While having two photographers is not always necessary there are a number of reasons you might want to consider including a second shooter on your big day.

Bride and groom on a golf course, groom has his forehead against the bride's hair.

1. More coverage.

One of the most beneficial reasons to hire two photographers is that your main photographer doesn't have to be in two places at once. This can be especially helpful during your getting ready shots as well as ceremony shots. Many ceremony locations have a restriction of where photographers can be during the ceremony. Having two photographers allows you to have more coverage and from different angles.

2. More variety.

While you will have plenty more images because you will be able to have two photographers in multiple locations you will also get more variety of images. Whereas one photographer can only focus mainly on the bride and groom during special moments like the walk down the aisle, their first kiss and bouquet toss, a second shooter can capture the reactions from family and friends.

Black and white photo of a groom with his arm around the shoulders of his bride.  Close up photograph of their hands and wedding rings.

3. They catch the smaller details.

Many photographers prefer to have a second shooter because it allows then to have a second pair of eyes. While the main photographer focuses on how to perfectly pose and frame the shot, a second shooter will be more aware of smaller details that can slip by the main photographer. These little details may go undetected but with two pairs of eyes, they shouldn't be missed.

Bride in a wedding dress and groom in a black suit sitting on the grass in a meadow.

4. Different perspectives.

While the two photographers should have similar styles they will definitely look at things differently. The way they view your day will be different which will result in more versatile images. This can be especially true if you have one male and one female photographer.

Bride and groom in a tree covered forested area.  The groom is twirling the bride in a dance and they are smiling at each other.



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