Why are two photographers better than one
On your wedding day you want as much captured as possible with candid moments, group shots, portraits and details so having a second set of eyes on all of those things will only enhance your gallery. Your photographer can only be in one place at a time and a second set of eyes makes sure all the action is captured, sometimes from a different angle or even something completely different. The less obvious reasons for me are around development of skills and freedom to be creative. I second shoot to up skill myself so I can offer the best service for my couples and I also get to work with some of the most amazing other photographers. Workshops and Styled shoots are excellent places to learn and lots of opportunities to be creative but a real wedding is only place to truly understand what is required on the day.
In the past I have shot with Jo Greenfield, Elizabeth Rose, Opperhill photography, Sophie May and have more amazing opportunities coming up. These women have taught me so much about the industry and how to remain calm in a range of circumstances. Wedding photography is complex and every wedding is different with venues offering varied lighting and styling, so being confident in a wide variety of situations is incredibly important to me.
I would recommend a second photographer to any couples who have a wedding over 100 people or who have lots planned through the day which they want captured, I can only be in one place at a time and having a second means that I can spend time capturing group shots and couples portraits while they are off taking candids and detail shots. Sometimes I do suggest the second comes along to the couples portraits as again it is all about the different angles.
Some of those different angles I was talking about