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Is a Second Candid Wedding Photographer Really Necessary?

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Is a Second Candid Wedding Photographer Really Necessary?

When we say ‘second shooter’, you think ‘additional costs’ but the real question is, is a second candid wedding photographer really necessary? Before we answer that one for you, let’s understand who a second candid wedding photographer really is. It can either be an assistant photographer with your main candid wedding photographer or can be a lateral candid wedding photographer with the same skill set as your main candid wedding photographer. So do you really need two? As one of the best candid wedding photographers in Hyderabad I say yes! Keep reading to find out why…

Getting Ready Shots – Now days everyone has getting ready shots scheduled with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. But if you have just one photographer and two locations – how will you get these shots? Especially when time is of most importance on your wedding day? This is when the second candid wedding photographer steps in and saves the day!

Your Guests – As one of the best candid wedding photographers in Hyderabad, I know how big a guest list can get during an Indian wedding and I am sure you believe me on this one. Given the sheer amount of guests and the never ending functions, a second candid wedding photographer is of real help. You can be rest assured that you will get photographed as well as your guests and the festivities when you have a team of two!

Your Venue – As Indian weddings get grander by the day, the venues get more opulent. From palaces to huge resorts, weddings are breaking all the norms. But how will you do justice to these grand venues when you won’t have enough pictures? Having a second shooter allows you to capitalise on this and you get pictures of your venue for years to come!

Two Perspectives – Even if you have two candid wedding photographers from the same team, they are two different photographers. And as one of the best candid wedding photographers in Hyderabad, I know that each of my team’s photographers bring something unique to the table. This adds a slightly different angle to your wedding album instead of pictures just from one photographer’s perspective. A second photographer can capture the reactions, emotions and action from a different perspective than the primary which can be a really nice addition to your images

A Backup – Your primary candid wedding photographer should have backup gear (and if they don’t – why are you hiring them?!?) but in the few moments it takes for them to go a gear switch out and replace their broken gear with fresh stuff, a few moments might be missed.  Having a second photographer there will help ensure that as few moments as possible as missed.

Double The Photos… No! – I am writing this one in here because it needs to be said – hiring a second photographer will not automatically double the number of photos you receive. Regardless of the number of photographers present, your photographer will cull the images; removing the ones that are blurry, repeats, unflattering, were photo bombed or were test shots. As one of the best candid wedding photographers in Hyderabad, I know that people get confused with this one all the time. Although having a second photographer may increase your overall number of photos, it will not double it.  The second photographer is there to compliment the primary; not to mimic them.

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