WHY YOU WANT TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS


Love & Lens offers both single photographer (PINE, ASPEN) and dual photographer (SPRUCE, CEDAR) service levels. Should you hire a second photographer? Nobody needs a second photographer, but you get to decide if the nominal uncharge is worth it for you. Here we’ve outlined how 2 photographers can enhance your wedding photos.

It’s obvious that a single photographer is constantly making judgement calls on where to stand and what to capture. A second photographer can fill in gaps and tell a much deeper emotional story. Here we offer examples of what we mean by more visual emotion.

PRE-CEREMONY

Most couples (and their attendants — bridesmaids, groomsmen) get ready in separate spaces and a single photographer has to juggle what’s the most important images at the moment. For most events, we’re allowed on site one hour before ceremony. That hour is packed with activity — arrival at site, dressing, wedding day details (dress, shoes, flowers, etc), pre-ceremony group and individual photos with each of your attendants and close family members, casual moments of anticipation. Whether your bridal party is large or small, you each will be getting ready in separate spaces. Only you know how important it is to you for us to record these moments.

A groom ties his shoe (left) while a bride is helped into her dress (right) at the same time on different floors of the venue. Two photographers can capture moments in different locations, simultaneously.

A groom ties his shoe (left) while a bride is helped into her dress (right) at the same time on different floors of the venue. Two photographers can capture moments in different locations, simultaneously.

These images were captured at approximately the same time by one photographer assigned to the bride (left) and another for the groom (right). One photographer can manage to do both, but if things run the least bit behind schedule, the photographer will be rushed and the creativity in lining up the groups may show it.

These images were captured at approximately the same time by one photographer assigned to the bride (left) and another for the groom (right). One photographer can manage to do both, but if things run the least bit behind schedule, the photographer will be rushed and the creativity in lining up the groups may show it.

CEREMONY

During the processional a single photographer will focus on who’s coming down the aisle (left), while a second photographer will stay focused on the groom’s reaction (right). If this in one photographer only, s/he will be challenged to turn their head back and forth, which may detract from the ability to calmly compose the shot.

During the processional a single photographer will focus on who’s coming down the aisle (left), while a second photographer will stay focused on the groom’s reaction (right). If this in one photographer only, s/he will be challenged to turn their head back and forth, which may detract from the ability to calmly compose the shot.

RECEPTION

During the reception one photographer can capture the dance floor action (left), while a second photographer can handle instant group photo requests (right).

During the reception one photographer can capture the dance floor action (left), while a second photographer can handle instant group photo requests (right).

Same toast, with one photographer on the bride + groom (left) while a second photographer is watching the guests (right).

Same toast, with one photographer on the bride + groom (left) while a second photographer is watching the guests (right).

ANOTHER SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE

Even just one photographer will deliver fun candids of your wedding, but all of the images you see here were taken by a second Love & Lens photographer. Another creative set of eyes could bring you your favorite images!

DO WE GET TWICE AS MANY IMAGES?

Not twice as many, but the image count does increase. On a typical wedding day, a single Love & Lens photographer (PINE, ASPEN) will generate in the range of 75-125 finished image per coverage hour, while couples who select a dual photographer package (SPRUCE, CEDAR) are likely to see 100-150 images per coverage hour.