As a wedding photographer, I can attest to the many benefits of having a second photographer for your wedding day. Having a second photographer on your wedding can open up an entire realm of possibility for capturing beautiful memories that will last a lifetime! A second photographer brings more creativity to the table, enabling you to have unique perspectives on different events throughout the day. They can also reduce any added stress from having to divide your attention between you and your partner!

If your thinking about having a second photographer, they can provide you with an unmissable opportunity to document additional moments that may otherwise have been forgotten without a second shooter. That’s why we include a second photographer in all of our wedding coverage packages.

Here are a few of the top pros to consider:

More coverage

With two photographers, you can be sure that you’ll have coverage of both the bride and groom getting ready, as well as multiple angles of the ceremony and reception. This means that you’ll end up with a more comprehensive set of photos that truly tell the story of your wedding day.

Different perspectives

Two photographers means two different sets of eyes and perspectives. A second shooter can capture different angles, unique moments, and details that the main photographer might not have been able to get on their own.

More creative opportunities

Having a second photographer allows for more creative opportunities. They can focus on capturing candid moments while the main photographer focuses on more posed shots, or they can work together to create interesting compositions and use different lenses and equipment to capture unique shots.


In case of any unforeseen circumstances, such as equipment failure or an emergency, a second photographer can provide a backup and ensure that all important moments are captured.

Efficient timeline

Having a second photographer can also help keep the timeline of the day running smoothly. While one photographer is capturing portraits, the second shooter can be documenting the cocktail hour or capturing detail shots of the reception space.

While having a second photographer does come with an additional cost, we believe that the benefits are well worth it. Not only will you end up with a more comprehensive set of photos, but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that all of the important moments will be captured. So if you’re considering hiring a wedding photographer, be sure to ask if they include a second shooter in their packages.

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Kind Words

“Amanda photographed by brother and sister-in-law’s wedding as well as our family photos during my graduation from years back. Not only are the photos incredibly beautiful, my entire family always thinks about how amazing and comfortable she made us feel. When it came time to choose a photographer for our small wedding, there was no other person that had considered other than Amanda. She kept our fingers crossed that she would be available (and was SO happy that she was)!”

– Julia C.