The “Dreamer Collection” collection includes two photographers – a primary photographer and a second shooter. A second shooter is an additional photographer who is there to cover the wedding as well.
If you choose from one of the other collections, a second photographer is not included in the investment. However, you have the option to ask for one at the Photographer’s discretion. Additional charges will occur.
It is impossible to everywhere at one time. If you want photos of the bride and groom both getting ready, Debra can’t be in both locations at once. By having a second shooter, we can cover more events at one time. If you like candid shots, you absolutely want a second shooter. They will be able to get all of the little moments that are happening behind the scenes. If you only have one Photographer and they are with the bride while the groom is getting ready, you will have to have the groom mock-up and fake these moments to look candid while missing the real thing. You don’t want “forced candids.”
During the wedding, the main Photographer is so focused on getting all the traditional shots that sometimes we miss the candid moments during your ceremony. A second shooter is looking out for these moments. Having a second shooter ensures that you get more candid moments.
You’ll also get more creative shots for the same reason. Second shooters aren’t worried about getting the traditional shots because the main Photographer is doing. This will free up the Photographer to be able to be more creative. They can catch different angles and give you a fresh perspective.
With a second shooter being there, we always have a backup on the scene in the event the primary Photographer gets sick or injured. The second shooter will be able to take over for them without skipping a beat.
It is also good to have two different cameras shooting the event. Then, in case of emergency – for example, a camera is broken, or a card gets corrupted – you will still have photos, and they won’t all be lost or damaged.
If we are limited on time, having a second shooter will ensure we don’t miss anything. One of us can be shooting the reception details while the other is in cocktail hour getting all of those candid moments and details.