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Featured August 2022 British Columbia

Photographers. One or Two Shooters?

Amanda, on June 7, 2022 at 21:39 Posted in Plan a wedding 1 29
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Every wedding has so many little moments to capture 馃摲 From getting ready shots to your guests cutting loose on the dance floor. You want to make sure your photographer catches them all!

Are you sticking with one photographer on your wedding day, or are you hiring a second shooter?

If you decided to have a second shooter - was it part of your photography package? Or did you ask for extra coverage?

For my fiance and I, we have 2 photographers! It made sense for us to have two shooters since we're getting ready at separate locations. It was a bonus for us to have two since it came with our package and didn't have to spend more money on a second one.

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Latest activity by Amanda, on July 21, 2022 at 11:21
  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    Oh wow! your package came with a videographer! That's awesome!

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  • Kathleen
    Beginner August 2022 Quebec
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    Our package was 2 photographer and 1videographer for a good price and the coverage is for 10 hours
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    I think having two is just the way to go!

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  • Derek
    Frequent user September 2022 Alberta
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    We went with 2 photographers (husband & wife team). This was affordable for us & will allow us the chance of getting both parties 'getting ready' shots, as well as different camer angles for the ceremony and reception shots.
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  • Amanda
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    I love the fact that having 2 photographers, you'll get different angles!

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  • Vinod
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    We were lucky to have paid a good price too for 2 photogrpahers. Different angles and shots of every detail were excellent.
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  • Scarlett
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    We also chose to have two photographers because the wedding was quite long, and we wanted every moment immortalized.

    In addition, we had many guests. So it was a wise decision on our part.

    However, initially, we were thinking of only one. Still, we saw that choosing the package with two photographers is more advantageous.

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  • Amanda
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    8 hours with 2 photographers will be great!

    I think 2 is always great to have that way you can get different angles of certain shots that one photographer may not get

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  • Lissa
    Devoted October 2022 Ontario
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    Our package has 2 photographers for 8 hours. There were options for 1 shooter, but the cost difference wasn鈥檛 significant so it made sense for us to upgrade.
    I did go to a wedding this past weekend and they had 1 photographer for about 75 people. She seemed to do a good job at moving around and capturing everything
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  • Amanda
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    I wouldn't worry about it to much then! I'm sure your photographer will get amazing shots!

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  • Liberty
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    That will definitely help!!
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  • Yami
    Frequent user October 2022 Ontario
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    Okay this eases my worries. I also asked my photographer and she said she will be able to handle the job fine but if I wanted it, it鈥檚 there. We鈥檙e getting ready at the same hotel anyway.
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  • Liberty
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    IMO we had a 50 person wedding and we totally would have been fine with 1 photographer!
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    Do what you and your fiance want to do not what everyone else is doing.

    We got 2 because my fiance wanted photos of him and his family getting ready and we're getting ready at separate locations. as well as since we have such a beautiful venue more photos the better.

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  • Yami
    Frequent user October 2022 Ontario
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    We鈥檙e getting 1 photog for 6 hours because our ceremony won鈥檛 start til 6 pm! But now that I鈥檓 seeing the responses, I鈥檓 thinking if we should get the second shooter! 馃檲 We only have 50 guests and it鈥檚 a restaurant wedding. What do you think?
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  • Amanda
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    We're also having a 50ish person wedding and just having those extra little shots that maybe one photographer can't get will totally be worth it in the end!

    8 hours is great!

    We get both photographers for 12 hours so I'm sure we'll get so many great shots of our day!

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  • Kim
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    We are having 2 photographers, as included in our package. Even though we're having a small 50-person wedding, we wanted everything captured. Also, we're getting ready at two different places and that makes it easier.

    Our package is only for 8 hours as well, so I think that we can cover more ground by having two people there!

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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
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    I had one photographer, we did not get photos of them on the dance floor. But we went around the venue and took photos with the entire table. That is what I really wanted to have and that was good for me.


    Also, because I ended up being late to get ready (thanks to my he cake person) because we had to figure out to pick up the cake first. So I didn鈥檛 get much photos of me getting ready/me alone while waiting to go to the venue. The photographer had to leave to set up and get everything sorted (as he did it live set up too). But all in all, we still had photos. Hahaa
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  • Amanda
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    I think that's a great idea!

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  • Carine
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    I am looking at fun other options like a photo booth, or polaroid camera and guest could hang on a picture frame, or placing disposable cameras on tables.

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  • Liberty
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    It totally was!!!
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  • Amanda
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    That is awesome! It was meant to be!
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  • Amanda
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    Everybody is different! And I think with only having a small amount of guests attending your big day, you'll be ok with one photographer
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  • Amanda
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    I love the idea that you also have a mini camera for your guests!
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  • Liberty
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    I always loved the idea of a 2nd shooter but we could not find a 2 shooter package in our budget so we went with 1 photographer that I loved!! But then a couple months before the wedding our photographer reached out saying she had a newer photographer reach out to her seeing if she could 2nd shoot for her to gain some wedding experience! So we got a 2nd shooter for free and I loved having both of them there!!!
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  • Rebecca
    Devoted October 2023 Newfoundland and Labrador
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    We opted for a second camera as well, it just makes so much sense if you can afford the extra cost because like you said there are so many little moments that need to be caught.

    as an extra little pop of photos we have a instax mini camera guest book so you take a picture with the instant camera tape it in the book write your message and boom extra fun/ not so boring guestbook

    i love pictures Smiley heart

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    I only hired 1 shooter, my wedding is small 40 people if that is how many RSVP. hoping 5 people might say no lol. From the looks of it there's always cancelations so I feel like 2 photographers isn't really worth it.

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  • Amanda
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    That's awesome! That's an amazing price! We're paying 2500 for 12 hours and 2 shooters, engagement photos if we wish, 500+ photos, a usb of our photos and a photo book.

    I'm sure you will have amazing photos! People have to start out somewhere!

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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
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    We decided to go with a second shooter as well! It was an extra 300 dollars but we are already getting a great deal. So total 1300. Which includes engagement photos, 9am to 9pm coverage and videographer!


    This is a photographer who is trying to build their portfolio and his grandma is friends with my grandma, so a bit of a friends and family discount! Praying I will get some good photos back 馃槵
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