Second Photographer for Christine Arnold Photography
When you are searching for a wedding photographer, one of the many things you will want to think about is if you would like to have what is called a “second shooter” a.k.a. additional photographer added to your wedding package. I regularly work with Christine at Christine Arnold Photography and if you have not had a chance to check out here work, you really should just click the link and head on over. Her work is fantastic, her coverage is solid and emotive, she is exactly what you want in a photographer!
So why would you want to add a second shooter to your package? Well I am gonna tell ya!
One very good reason is you want coverage of two people getting ready at the same time in different locations. It is very rare that couples get ready together, while the couple shown below did, most do not. You may have already been together for a million years but something about the wow factor on your wedding day leaves most people getting ready separately. There is really something to be said about the anticipation of seeing your beloved for the first time all dressed up on your wedding day.
Secondly for venues that do not allow photographers to freely move around, having a second angle and alternate position is always a good idea. Many churches and different venues can be fairly restrictive, so it’s important to know the rules of the venue when booking your photographer. This may not have been something you would have thought happens, but it happens fairly often. Additionally, having another photographer during the ceremony will ensure you have a variety of angles, and is a nice insurance policy as unexpected things do happen from time to time.
Thirdly, deciding what is important to you. If you are going to do bridal portraits during a cocktail hour, would you like pictures of your guests? While your main photographer is creating beautiful portraiture for you, your additional photographer can mingle with your guests and get some lovely pictures of them while everyone is happy and looking fantastic. So think about what you want and the flow of your day really consider if one person can realistically do it all. If not it may be time to think about adding a second for the whole day or possible just a few hours.
So below was a was an LBGTQ wedding that I second shot with Christine at the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs where she shoots quite often. This couple was really just the sweetest and had the cutest little best man/doggie in town!