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Getting married is every woman’s dream. It is very important to record this memorable day for a life time to both bride and groom. For this reason, a professional wedding photographer is needed to capture memorable moments during the wedding.

You might have spent most of your budget on venue, decorations, food, wedding gowns and etc. No matter how awesome is the wedding being planned, still, without a professional wedding photographer your wedding wouldn’t be a success. Low cost photographer is tempting for those attempting to save money, many people regret choosing the low cost at the expense of quality.

There are many factors that come into play when deciding upon which photographer to book for your wedding; pricing, style, aesthetics, and etc. However, one factor mostly overlooked is considering second photographer (sometimes known as second shooter). But, what’s the fuss of having one and what’s the benefit of having 2?

Long shot looking down the aisle.

Long shot looking down the aisle.

Happy Couple at the altar

Happy Couple at the altar

1. Have you ever taken a look at a wedding album and saw photographs of the happy couple at the altar, and on the next page a long shot looking down the aisle? No matter how great the main photographer is, their main fault is that they are just one person, and as a result, they can only be in one place at a time. So, by having a second photographer, this wouldn’t be a problem.

2. You will get more shots for your money by having second photographer. This is because the main photographer will be shooting at one angle, and the 2nd shooter can take shots from a different angle, which provides a different view of the main shot. As well, the second photographer acts as an insurance policy for the main photographer. One of the nightmares that most wedding photographers encounter is the prospect of missing the important shot. This can be caused by either the Bride or Groom moving slightly to spoil the angle of the shot, or by any other factor. So, by having a 2nd photographer shooting at a different angle can take away that pressure. Main photographer can concentrate on shooting the main couple during the romantic portraits section of the day, whilst the Second photographer can also be busy taking candid shots of guests.

3. Another benefit of having a 2nd shooter is that in the unlikely event of the main photographer’s camera equipment failing, then they are in a position to continue shooting with the 2nd photographer’s equipment. Although, they should have back up equipment (and so should all good wedding photographers), it is more of a case of ensuring that the worse that could happen doesn’t happen.

Thus, when choosing your wedding photographer, find out if they do have a 2nd photographer available. If you want extra value, consider taking a second photographer.