(Closed) Can you hire more than 1 photog?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

According to my contract my photographer is supposed to be the only professional photographer hired for the event.  I think every contract I looked at said this and I’d imagine it’s so they don’t get in each other’s way (as you said) with poses and pictures.  I’d ask about a second photographer through your hired photographer.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I second the idea about a second photog. from your hired photog.  I know ours has 2-3 that work for them, and its about $100/hr for an extra photog.  Chances are, you’ll be getting much better coverage if they are from the same company!

But DEFINITELY check the contract.  Ours doesn’t say anything about not being able to hire another. 

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I did just what you are talking about actually.  My grandfather is a professional photographer but he is getting old and doesn’t quite have the mobility, so I wanted him to take photos but I didn’t want to worry about anything getting missed.  Just be straight up with the other photographer from the get-go about why you are having two photographers.  That should be one of the first things you mention, so if they have a problem with it you can move on to finding another photographer.  It worked out really well, having multiple perspectives.  Often a second photographer from the same company will be expected to shoot in a certain way, so going outside for a second might get you original and creative shots you didn’t expect!  : )

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I guess if she’s not technically a full fledged “professional” yet, then there should be nothing to worry about!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They wouldn’t get in each other’s way physically, but they may not be happy that you hired someone else as well, or may have a clause in the contract that doesn’t allow this. I would check with the photographers and see what they think. Like other posters mentioned, most photography packages include a second photographer from the same vendor so they can capture different angles at the same time.

We had two photographers and two videographers following us everywhere and they worked very smooth together. I posted a clip from our video today, you can see the photographers snapping away in some shots 🙂 That’s really the only way they get in each other’s way.

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