It Takes Two
Your wedding is a special event, and your photographs are a keepsake that reflect all of the emotions of the day and capture every detail that you have spent months agonising over. A wide array of possibilities can emerge when hiring multiple wedding photographers, including additional angle options for crucial moments and reducing some of your stress, so you can truly enjoy the day. Leigh Marie Dodd speaks to Amanda Crocetti, director and principal photographer of We Are Twine, about the benefits of having more than one photographer at your wedding.
Image Credit: We Are Twine
Here, Queensland Wedding & Bride discovers how a second wedding photographer can provide a more personal and comprehensive approach to your wedding photos. Whether you’re wanting separate images of yourself and your partner getting ready or photos of your family’s reactions during the ceremony, there are a multitude of moments that two wedding photographers can capture.
Strike A Pose
When considering another wedding photographer, it’s also worth deciding on how you want your wedding pictures to look. Are you wanting something formal and structured, or are you looking for photos that are fun and light-hearted? Choosing a style of photography beforehand can assist the photographers, ensuring that your wedding day runs smoothly and according to plan. “Most commonly, clients share that they love natural and candid style photography,” Crocetti says. “My preference is also in this style, capturing heartfelt moments spontaneously as events unfold.” If you’re unsure what photography style will suit you and your partner, discuss these options with your photographers, so they can produce the perfect images of your special day.
There’s no need for added stress during the big day. Crocetti explains that by having another wedding photographer, this can alleviate some of those wedding jitters and make for a calmer environment for the bridal party and groomsmen. “Having the two of us allows for a relaxed, fun and professional approach to each wedding, lending a hand wherever needed,” Crocetti adds. Photographers can get creative with their images, ensuring you have a plethora of options to choose from.
“Having two wedding photographers is invaluable to your wedding day. Whilst capturing a wedding, having a second shooter allows me to be in more than one place at one time,” Crocetti says. “I am able to capture the big picture of the day, while my second shooter can focus on different details at the same time. It also allows us to capture a variety of images creatively, through different angles and compositions.” Having two wedding photographs is essential for immortalising every moment of your day
Time Is Of The Essence
With so many intricate details and a large number of guests, it can be overwhelming keeping to a schedule. Having your photographs shot will take up a significant portion of time. Crocetti explains that multiple photographers can assist, making sure your images are taken as efficiently and professionally as possible. “If timings have been challenged on the day, having a second photographer allows for a variety of details to be captured at the same time with efficiency – details or events that may be missed with only one photographer,” Crocetti explains. One of the two can focus on getting those portrait shots of the bride and groom, while the other can capture the remaining bridal party. If you’re looking for some light-hearted pictures of your wedding day, one photographer can take behind-the-scenes images of your guests and the venue, while the other captures the more formal, newlywed shots. Two wedding photographers will assist in adhering to the timeline of your day.
It’s All In The Details
Your nuptials will soon be a distant memory, so it’s important that all of the little components of your day are uniquely captured. A secondary photographer can capture the venue decorations and the food; small elements that, in future, can become equally important. As Crocetti highlights, two wedding photographers working together will ensure that nothing is missed. “It allows us to capture the speeches, cake cutting and first dance, ensuring we capture each moment from the best possible perspective.”
Taking The Shot
Crocetti discusses that having a secondary shooter is vital, as they are able to consider a multitude of angles that could be missed with a single photographer. When capturing the reception and ceremony, the two photographers can plan ahead to guarantee that different emotions, people and angles are considered, particularly when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. “We can be positioned so that one can capture the bride from the back of the ceremony space, while the other can be situated at the front and can capture the groom’s reaction. We are also able to capture guest reactions, while the other can focus on the special moments between the bride and groom sharing their wedding vows,” Crocetti says. “Having different perspectives and compositions is also a luxury during those heartfelt moments of placing the rings on, and of course, the kiss!”
Your wedding day is a unique event in your life, and it’s important that it’s effortlessly and professionally captured by your wedding photographer. “Being invited to share the most important day in a couple’s life, truly gives me the warm and fuzzies and it’s something I don’t take for granted. Capturing the moments that mean the most on a couple’s day and in turn, sharing the images from the big day is such a privilege,” Crocetti explains. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one.