Post # 1
I figured it would feel more safe with having at least two different photogtaphers at the wedding and at the reception. Just to be safe in case we wouldnt be happy with one of theirs work? I can be kind of critical when it comes to pictures, especially about pics of myself. And since we only get one chance, I thought we should have at least two professional photographers at the scene?
I can’t imagine them getting in the way for each others etc? A professional must be able to work where other photographers are aswell?
Ofc I world let them know in advance.
Anyone else did this?
Was the other working photographer visible in the first ones pictures? And vice versa.
Did they cooperate well?
Was it worth it?
Did you prefer ones pics over the others?
Was the pictures from the two very alike or was it clear that it was two different photographers and two different styles?
Tell me all pros and cons!
Did you have someone professional makeing a video aswell? We will have that!
Is that person in the way of the photographers or can I expect all of these people to know how to work around each other without sacrificing quality?
I really hope that there is someone on here who has done this! 🙂
Post # 2
My photographer stated that they will not “compete” with another at the same event. The few other contracts I saw from other photogs that I spoke to have the same. You can hire them to bring a second shooter with them, but they wont work with anoher separate paid photograher in the way you seem to want to hire them.
Post # 3
Check the contract!!! Most contracts do not allow you to hire another photog on the side.
Post # 4
Maybe you’re better off hiring a photographer team, that way two people working together can capture different angles, and thus you will have more choice. T
wo people who are strangers will likley not work as well together as two photographers who are familiar with one another.
Post # 5
completely agree with pinkshoes. They will get in each other’s way. It is inevitable. Not that either would agree to do it.
That being said, I hired a team of two primary shooters. They own the company together, but only work together when a couple wants to pay for two primary photographers. Normally, they each work with a second shooter. They don’t get in each others way because they are so experienced working together.
I loved my engagement photos because they have different but complementary styles.
Post # 6
Daughter #1 had the lead photographer, a secondary shooter, and an assistant, for the whole evening. The assistant was supposed to line up the shots, etc. Instead, he became a 3rd shooter and I wish the shots had been lined up better. They ended up with 1300 proofs, with a pre-paid album of maybe 100 shots. I ended up paying over $900 more, to upgrade the cover and pay for more photos in the album, since they liked so many of the proofs. I was angry, but my 2nd daughter had gotten engaged the week before the album appointment, so I just wanted it over with.
When daughter #2 married, she had the primary photographer for 8 hours and the seconday for 4. They were 2 of 4 partners, in the business. The 2nd shooter was in the suite, when the men got ready and was a important to get a 2nd view, of the ceremony (from the balcony).
For both weddings, the photography contract had the “no other photgrapher” clause. They had our permission to ask guests to not take photos, if they would interfere. Both daughters had unplugged ceremonies, and private 1st looks, bridal party, and family photos, before the ceremony.
Post # 7
- Wedding: Little Palm Island, FL
I had the Pogos – they are amazing! Check it out: http://www.pogophoto.com/
Post # 8
I got a team of five photographers and it says on their contract that they won’t allow other photographers (even people I didn’t hire aka guests) to get in the way of them working during the whole event.
I would advise you pick a photographer you trust 100% because there is no greater regret than getting bad photos of the event you won’t ever get to repeat. Out of literally a hundred photographers (we went to a bridal fair), we only shortlisted three companies we really liked, and then spent a good time studying those three until we finally picked the one we felt would fit best with our “vision” and theme.
Post # 9
Please check the contract(s) of both photographers well in advance. Many will not compete at one event.
Also, an option is to hire a photographer who uses a second shooter.
Post # 10
Most pros will not allow another photographer to be there. Mine did not even want family members with tripods or anything like that.
Many photographers have the option of bringing a second shooter of their choosing.
Post # 11
I would bet it’d be impossible to find two good professional photographers who would agree to something like this. Not gonna happen