This question comes from a prospective couple who truly hope books us for there wedding. Hint hint Nikki! 🙂
He writes: Do you shoot with multiple photographers?
I have always shot with two photographers. It’s a known fact that two is better than one. Not to mention, more fun! Back in the 2010 wedding season I brought Chris on board to assist with lighting and allowed him to shoot with me and Izzac for a while. It soon became clear to me that this dude had “it”. So when Izzac told me that he had to move his family back to Texas, I was confident that our assistant would rise up and fill those big ole shoes that Izzac once wore.
Shooting with two photographers allow’s us to be at two places at once. At the beginning of your wedding day I send Chris to either the bride or grooms location depending on location. During the ceremony it’s always great to have a second perspective. During the formals, Chris takes care of individual portraits as well as getting photos of reception details.
What I like about having a second photographer with me is redundant back up. There have been times that my memory card had corrupted or my flash didn’t cycle fast enough. With my second shooter available he has always captured something I’ve missed due to equipment issues. That alone is worth the expense for me to have another photographer with me.
Now, you may ask if I would ever consider shooting a wedding with a single shooter due to budget issues. I’d consider it but it would have to be a small wedding with lots of time between bridal prep/grooms prep, ceremony and reception. I can make magic on my own, you just have to allow me the time.
Until next Friday, have a great weekend! We’re on our way to Groton, MA today for the wedding of Kim and Mike.
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