Should you have a second photographer at your wedding?

April 14, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Should you hire a Second Wedding Photographer?

Many wedding photographers offer the additional option to hire a second photographer for your wedding. It's a good idea, for several reasons, and when you hire Susan Knott Photography, all of our wedding photography packages include my husband, Jon and me.  Often, when wedding photographers are
required to have a second, they will hire someone as their second for that day.  That second photographer ends up being random people with differing skillsets and familiarity with the primary shooter.  I've been married to my second shooter for more than 30 years and obviously know each other well. We've been photographing together professionally for more than 11 years and making personal photos for much longer. 

We both typically arrive to you about an hour before you put your dress on to photograph the dress, shoes and other details, as well as you getting ready.  When you start to put your dress on, Jon heads over to get some shots of the guys getting ready. We meet up at your ceremony and you get two vantage points all day.  One wedding photographer can’t be in two places at once, and from our experience, it’s always a benefit.  Couples look at our photos and often say “I didn’t even know that happened!” or “I didn’t even know you were there!”

These first 4 photos were taken at roughly the same time in two different locations. 

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Weddings are fast-moving events with alot going on in different places. That's true for the two of you getting ready, but also at the wedding ceremony and reception!  During your ceremony, one of us can capture a wide shot of your whole bridal party during your vows, while the other can zoom in to those intimate moments and when you see your photos later, you'll remember what you were thinking at that moment. Same goes for the reception, one of us is taking a nice close up of the bride and groom dancing, and on the other side of the dance floor, Grandma and Grandpa get up to dance for the first time in years!  We've got you covered!  

It certainly is an asset to have two photographers on your big day to capture more for you to see later!  And when you have Susan Knott Photography as your wedding photographers, you'll know us both before your wedding day, and you'll know you have two people who can work and coordinate together and make you and your family and friends look their best on your wedding day!

And as it relates to these photos, Happy almost one year anniversary to Ali & Corey!  

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