One of the most important people in your wedding will be the photographers, without them you don’t have anything to put on your picture frame or photo album and most of all your wedding day will only happen once. Since your wedding is fast approaching, you may now have your budget on everything and maybe you are wondering if how many photographers will you be needing. A lot of studios offer promotions and wedding packages that come with a number of photographers. It actually depends on the package that you will be choosing. There are some helpful tips to help you know how many photographers you actually need.
Everything you do in your wedding can only be done once, like when you are about to kiss each other after the wedding ceremony and the first photographer didn’t capture that scene properly, so the advantages there is if you have the second or third photographers, either one of them capture the scene perfectly. So Thanks to them or else you’ll be having plain pictures on your special day.
In a wedding reception, there will be several rooms, food areas, dessert table, entertainment stage, lots of guests, and others. Actually, if you will be hiring just one fast photographer that can be anywhere at once, that would be your choice since you’ll be depending on your budget but if you will be hiring multiple photographers then you’ll have close to perfect shots, also each of them will be on every areas on your wedding reception, so you don’t need to worry, just enjoy your big day.
Also multiple photographers are very important before the wedding ceremony, since they will be taking pictures for the pre-nuptial shots, especially on the bride’s location, wearing her gown, bonding with the bride’s maids, and maid of honor. And on the groom’s location, wearing his tuxedo, with the groom’s men, and best man. So you’ll need to be realistic, you’ll need to have two or more photographers in both locations to capture every perfect moments before the wedding. Taking pictures during the wedding preparations can give excitement to everyone. From the spa or hotel going to the church or to the beach if it’s a beach wedding, the photographer will always capture some great shots along the way.
Do you have exact locations that you want every angle will be perfectly captured? If yes, then if the wedding location has a balcony, one photographer will stay there, while the other one will be on the altar taking closer shots. If only one photographer, they would be distracting your guests because they will be moving from one place to another, so if you would choose two or more, then they will just stay to their specific areas to take photos.
If you are just into a simple wedding or if it’s your second wedding and you only want the intimate moments to be captured then one photographer will do. Also with one photographer, this may interrupt the guests because they will take pictures with every group in their designated areas. The guests will become self-conscious when they are being watched with the photographer.
Always remember that two photographers in the same area is not really recommended because this will give you duplicate shots of every decoration or flower arrangement, and you’re just paying double. Well, that’s why you’ll need to separate the wedding photographers for them not to take duplicate photos. However, if you’ll be having one photographer, this will be recommended if the number of wedding guests is below 150 and if you have one main location also. This will lessen your expenses.
Hiring a single wedding photographer is not that easy. It doesn’t mean that they just know how to use the camera or catch the clear shot, the point here is that the quality must be the priority in choosing the right candidate. Usually hiring two or more photographers in a wedding is not that important, if the single photographer has the good quality and professional in taking and editing photos then you’ll know what you are looking for.
The point here is that one brilliant photographer can give you the great shots you want and you’ll be paying less for the good job done. Usually hiring multiple photographers, doesn’t mean you are hiring the professionals. Don’t be fooled with some wedding packages that has multiple photographers because you would not know if only one of them is the professional one and the rest are just assistants or maybe they are on-the-job training. Do you want your wedding to be associated with less experienced photographers? You may end up with low quality photos and remember this is a once in a lifetime event.
This is your big day. You must decide carefully and make sure you’ll not be spending for a low quality outcomes. Either you choose one of the two choices, still quality is important not the quantity. Before anything else, you can go for a canvas and look for great deals.You can also visit some professional photographers you know or those being recommended from your friends, you’ll have to ask many questions to them, so be ready with your notes for them to give you some ideas on what will be the outcome with one or multiple photographers, but be wise in listening to them, you may end up being fooled by their sales talk. Always be ready with your concerns like after you tell them your budget, ask them if what will be the type of photographs and number of photographers you’ll be needing and why, what will be their answers, it will still be your decision.