+ Large wedding coverage – Weddings with a guest count above 200 people is a lot of ground to cover. There are more guest photo requests and more of the little moments happening out of sight.
+ Separate locations – If there are distances between the day’s different events, having a second photographer helps when I can’t be in two places at once. For example the groom is getting ready at a separate location and you want some coverage of him and the guys prepping. Travel often also eats up time used to capture details like ceremony decor, table settings and guest cards before the guests enter the reception.
+ Tricky Timing – If opting for a traditional schedule you and I will likely miss the cocktail hour. If you have special details planned like lawn games, signature cocktails, or special entertainment a second photographer can capture these elements.
+ Other – crowd reactions, setting details, and posed shots of guests are some of the areas you’ll get extra coverage of with a second photographer
+ Keep things simple – My base coverage is meant to keep things simple, just great wedding photos of the main events.
+ Opting for a First Look – I work closely with my couples to craft a schedule that will allow me to be present for all the major events. Opting for a First Look allows me to capture more of the day. There are some shots that may get missed without it but depending on what’s important to you they may not be shots you care about.
+ Keep the camera count low – If you feel uncomfortable having a camera pointed at you, having two might double the tension. I make a great effort to blend into the crowd to avoid that feeling. With another person and another camera floating around it gets harder to be unobtrusive.