.Second Photographer.

What are the benefits of having a second photographer?

I get asked this question a lot.  Possibly because I encourage everyone to include the 2nd photographer option in their custom package- so they often ask "why".  My answer to this question can be found on my website under "frequently asked questions" but I thought I should share my thoughts here and go a little more in depth.
I often brings an extra shooter to larger wedding.  Having a second photographer is a great option because it allows me to be in once place, like with the bride getting ready, and the second shooter to not miss a moment of the groom goofing off with his guys.  Its always nice to have two angles and you never worry about missing a moment.  As often as possible I bring my friend Debbie as my 2nd shooter.  She owns her own wedding photogarphy business in the Boston area (Deborah Zoe Photography).  She and I studied photogarphy together in college and often second shoot for one another.  She is fantastic!!!  When Debbie is busy shooting her own wedding or off on a romantic vacation with her hubby I do have a few other names up my sleave for other photographers who are also very talented and a lot of fun to work with.
These are both images I shot of Debbie working with me-  One is on an engagement shoot (Vanessa & Marty) while the other was at a fall wedding.
Having that second set of artistic and creative eyes is worth the additional investment in your wedding photography.