I got the pleasure of meeting the lovely Veronica at a Wedding show and then shortly after that we met again at her friend Heather’s Wedding that I just happened to be photographing. I knew from day 1 that Veronica’s wedding was going to be amazing. Then at her and Gabe’s engagement session when I hopped in the back seat of their car and saw binders stacked on top of binders and bridal magazines galore, it confirmed that thought! She was on it! I knew she’d have every little detail planned and perfected, personalized and elegant. After she signed the contract she asked to add a second photographer. My normal second photographer was already booked so I began my hunt for another. It was then that the clouds parted and the sun beamed down while the angels sang!! and my good friend Meghan (if you live in so cal you should check her out, she’s amazing http://www.meghanwiesmanphotographyblog.com/ ) She is an AMAZING portrait photographer and was a natural from the day she picked up her first DSLR! So I mentioned my need for a second photographer and she agreed to fly up here for the weekend! Normally when her and I need someone to bounce ideas off of or want to talk “photo” we always go to each other. I swear if I’m texting someone at midnight, chances are it’s her! Our faces are both glowing from our computer screen in the pitch black darkness that is our house since we are both Mom’s of toddlers and we can only get things done when they are asleep! Ok enough of the “backstory” Meghan and I have always been a long distance photo team and we finally got to shoot together so we were amped! When I started to pull aside the photos I wanted to feature on the blog I ended up with 150! Which is way way way too many for one blog post and that will take me many more hours than I have left in me tonight so I thought I’d just pull out a few of the 150 and post them tonight and I will save the rest for another day when I am feeling energetic and ambitious!!
This wedding is a perfect example of why having a second shooter is a fantastic idea! Photography, well good photography is a creative art. It’s all about perspectives. There are often times during a wedding that you don’t “need” two photographers but those are the times that we get to collaborate and take what we have in front of us and bounce our ideas back and forth until we come up with amazing things! Sometimes if it’s just me I have only my own ideas to work with but when I have another photographer it’s a whole other story! The other advantage is it saves you so much time and stress. One photographer can shoot the guys while the other is shooting the ladies. Then 75% of your images are done before the ceremony!! There is also a HUGE advantage to having more than one angle covered at the ceremony to get the different perspectives both at the ceremony and during the events in the reception like the dances and the toast. The advantages far out weigh any negatives. In fact I can’t think of any negative to having a second photographer!!