(Closed) Would you rather have 2 photographers, or an album?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

For me a second photographer is more important. If you have a disc with rights to the images you can always do prints and create your own album later at a much cheaper price.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I prioritized having 2 photographers.  We’ll have the option of adding prints/albums after but we’re having 2 photographers all day and that was the most important to me…I hope I’m right!  (We’re getting all images on a disc too)

Good luck deciding!!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it depends how big your wedding is and your own personal priorities. We’re having a small wedding so a 2nd photographer would be kind of silly, but if it’s a big wedding it would be nice.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Eeek. I would go with Photographer A. It will be worth it to have all the negatives, and I’m sure 8-10 hours of shooting will capture ALL the pictures you can imagine! I don’t think having multiple photographers is worth not having access to all the pictures at an affordable price. That’s my opinion!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think ArtBee makes a good point – we’re having about 180 people and I really want to cover as much as possible but if it were a small wedding it wouldn’t make as much sense to me…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’d go with the first one because it sounds like he is giving you a lot for the price you pay.  But if you can get the second one to give you all the images on the cd without watermarks then I would go with him.  You can take that cd and make your own album (that’s what my fi and I will be doing!).  Plus it would be nice to have the second photog too.  So see if you can get option B to take the watermarks off, and make sure you have in the contract that the images on the cd will be hi-res and have no markings on them.

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I had only one photographer, the main photographer, with all pics on disk so that I could have them printed into an album at Costco for only $80!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

To me, this decision would hinge on whether or not those pictures were going to cost me $3 each. Yeah, it’d be great to have a second shooter, but not to just get watermarked pictures. The first one seems to have a decent price and while you may not like having just one photographer, I’m sure they’ll be able to get everything you want if you get enough coverage hours and provide a shot list.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I too, prioritized a 2nd shooter over an album, figuring it would be a fun project for me to work on after the wedding 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would go with A but only because we are having a small wedding with less than 50 people so a second photographer is not needed. I also think you are getting more for you money. Are you sure you cannot add a second photographer with A for like $500 or something. Ours had a seperate list of al la carte prices. I’d double check because that could make all the difference since you get more with A’s packages

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re going w/2 photographers.  I want to make sure every moment is captured. We might upgrade to the next level for a few hundred dollars more which would include the album but at this moment, we not. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

We are having 100 guests and I thought I really wanted 2 photographers but when faced with a similar dilema, we decided to go for one photographer and the book for two reasons. First, the single shooter offered full day (unlimited hours) coverage which was a huge plus. Second, and most related to your dilema, I read the threads on here about bried who had the best intentions and never made a book. I like knowing that we’ll have at least one book shortly after the wedding and not have to worry about making it myself. I’ve made a few photo books in the past but I’m sure our photog has much more layout experience than me so I think we will benefit from that as well. Good luck in your decision.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

i went with two photographers.  my photographer is amazing, but i’m only getting 7 hours of coverage.  that should be fine though, because photographer A can shoot me and my girls getting ready, and photographer B can shoot FI getting ready, so we probably won’t need more than that..

having 2 photographers was more important to me, because they will not miss a thing!!

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