Weddings are beautiful, full of love and emotion. There isn’t much that compares to being able to capture the pure essence of other people in a photograph… this is why I adore photographing weddings.
For those who are not aware, a first shooter at a wedding will be there getting photographs of the core elements of a wedding.. the bride coming down the aisle, ring exchange, that first kiss, etc..
… the main elements to give the story of your wedding day.
Realistically though, we can not be in two places at once. We wish we could be posing you with your family for a group shot while simultaneously capturing the laughter exchanged between your flower girl and maid of honor; photographing the handoff of the bride from father to groom and mom’s reaction at the same time (and the list goes on), but it simply is not always possible.
However, just because we personally can not always capture it ourselves, it does not mean that someone with a similar style and just as much passion can not get it for us… your second shooter.
There are so many more reasons why a second shooter is important, but just to name a few: two people = more eyes, more gear, more creativity, another perspective, and help posing large groups.
As a second shooter, I love being able to stand off to the side and capture those candid images.. the images of the bridesmaids goofing off while the bride and groom are off getting couples photographs, the ring bearer holding onto his mom’s leg, mom and dad exchanging a kiss off to the side, a photograph of the flower girl’s flowers, and of course those extra detail shots that we can get of your decorations and accents that you put so much time and effort into making perfect!
… the supporting, yet equally as important elements to give the full story of your wedding day.
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent VanGogh