Do I need two wedding photographers?
The biggest advantages of two photographers: 1. Multiple angles of ceremony, speeches, bride and groom preparation 2. More pictures of guests 3. More candid images Another massive topic that requires analysis from multiple angles. I've written an entire blog post on the topic here: https://liamsmithphotography.com/do-i-need-two/
When should I book my wedding photographer?
Without wanting to sound 'salesy', as soon as possible. Wedding photographers book up two years in advance, if you've found someone who you want to work with, why wait.
What does a second shooter do at a wedding?
The second photographers job is to capture angles that the primary photographer cannot, photograph the grooms preparation and to capture candid images of guests.
How many photos do wedding photographers take?
A wedding photographer can take thousands of images on a wedding day. 5000 image is fairly standard for a 10 hour wedding. 10,000 or 20,000 is not unheard of.
How long do wedding group photographs usually take?
This depends on how long your list is. If you assume that each group will take 3 minutes to assemble and then multiply that by the number of groups in your list you'll have a good estimate to work with.
How long do wedding couple portraits take?
This depends on the style of photographer you have booked. A fine art wedding photographer prides themselves on posed couple portraits, these are heavily curated so expect them to take an hour at least. Documentary photographers however can take as little as ten minutes.
How many hours should I book a wedding photographer?
It depends on what you need and what you can afford. Typically a photographer would aim to be at the wedding from the bridal preparation, through to the first dance at least. Average coverage is 10 hours, this would allow from bridal preparation through to the evening dancing. It depends on your timetable, in some cases 12 hours is necessary.
How do I choose a wedding photographer?
Top tips: 1. Know your fine art from your reportage 2. Look at lots of complete weddings on the blog, not just portfolios 3. Meet in person and establish trust 4. Make sure you like them! 5. Understand what's included in each package This is a huge topic with many things to consider, thankfully to make life easier, I've written an entire blog post on this topic alone. You can read my thoughts on how to find a wedding photographer here: https://liamsmithphotography.com/how-to-choose-a-wedding-photographer/
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