The Value of a Second Photographer

The Value of a Second Photographer

Let me guess, you’re thinking: Why, would I spend valuable wedding budget on a Second photographer? Why does this photographer feel that she needs help or even a backup?!

 

Having said that, this photographer is not a mind reader. But no doubt these questions are now at the forefront of your mind and so with that, I wanted to help burst a few ‘second-shooter myths’.

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER MYTHS

01.

A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER IS JUST A BACKUP

No. Not at all! The purpose of the second shooter is not to act as the backup to a fumbling photographer. Wow, that was easy!

Amanda Forman -The Importance of Second Photographer
Amanda Forman -The Importance of Second Photographer

02.

THE SECOND WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT STYLE?

Whilst the Second will be capturing images on the day; any direction given to people regarding posing will always be given by the Primary photographer. Also all editing is completed by the Primary as this ensures the style is consistent.

03.

A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER IS IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE.

We all know wedding budgets are fraught with pain and anguish; the cousins that you never see that must be invited all have significant others and thus your wedding breakfast bill just sky rocketed and you’re reading this with wedding budget sweats trickling down your forehead.

Don’t panic! The cost of a second photographer is not equivalent to hiring two primary wedding photographers, I personally include the cost of a second photographer as standard in my day rate.

Amanda Forman -The Importance of Second Photographer

04.

WHY WOULD I HIRE TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS?

No matter the wedding budget, you will be hard pressed to hire a photographer that can literally be in two places at once.

This is assuming of course you haven’t hired Doctor Who as your photographer; but that would make this a pointless post, as we all know Doctor Who always travels with an assistant!

A Second photographer allows for events to be captured that may otherwise be missed, for example the reaction of your guests when you have your first kiss.

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER TRUTHS

01.

NO BUNGEE

It’s simple really, the purpose of a Second photographer is to assist in capturing a different perspective of your day. That doesn’t mean they will be on a bungee cord dangling at an altitude of 15 meters, nor that they will be a mere 6 inches above my shoulder.

Amanda Forman Photography | Rutland Based | Second Photographer
Amanda Forman -The Importance of Second Photographer

02.

MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW

What it does mean is that when the key moments of your day occur, they will be captured from multiple angles; for example; your first kiss as a married couple will be captured by the primary photographer as if you were the only two people in the world [hopefully how you are feeling]; and then the second will capture the same moment but with your friends and family in the frame.

03.

THE DAY IS ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU!

Having a second also means that when the Bridal prep is occurring, someone is ensuring evidence of the Groom attempting a cravat for the first time is preserved forever; or the Best Man fearfully checking that he still has the rings. This is also typically when any close up photography occurs of your wedding bands,

Amanda Forman Photography - Wedding Photographer

DONT PANIC! YOU’RE NEARLY AT THE END.

Although I always shoot with a Second photographer, I hope that you found the post useful. Should you be planning a wedding I wish you all the best for your big day.

Finally, should you be interested, I posted about budgets not so long ago; that post can be found here should you fancy a read! I just wish I had read it before my big day!

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Bridal Boudoir Sessions

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I am so excited to once again be offering Bridal Boudoir sessions. I believe that every woman should experience a session like this once in her life, so much so that in honour of the relaunch I am going to test something with you.

In my studio in Barleythorpe, Oakham, I offer a wonderful place where you can feel relaxed, safe, and feel able to express your femininity without judgment. You will leave your bridal boudoir shoot feeling confident and beautiful. I hear women saying over and over that they would love to do this but there is something stopping them!

Well now, I am taking away at least one large excuse.

Money.

This summer I am offering 10 spots for boudoir shoots that I call “Name your own price shoots.

Yes, I really did write that! You email me and let me know what you are looking for from your boudoir shoot and how much you can afford to pay and I promise you no reasonable offer will be refused. If I can’t photograph you for what you offer I will come back to you with a counter offer. I know that I cannot accept offers lower than £200 as I will almost certainly lose money so all offers should be for £200 and over depending on what you are looking for.

 

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There are a few guidelines to take into consideration:

  1. I am offering 10 slots from now until July 28, 2017
  2. I HIGHLY recommend you have your makeup done by my make up artist. It’s a small added expense that lends itself to HUGE results.
  3. Sessions are shot on a Sunday and start at 10am
  4. What is a reasonable offer? Well, in my mind it is one in which you are happy to pay it and I am happy to receive it.
  5. I offer products such as mounted prints as as well as digital only packages (For this offer only).
  6. I promise you an amazing experience regardless of what you pay.

My email is photography@amandaforman.co.uk – if you have ever considered getting a  bridal boudoir shoot, now is the time to get in touch!

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Best of 2016 Wedding Photography

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It has taken me a while to select my best of 2016 Wedding Photographs this year and I wanted to start by thanking all of my wonderful couples for selecting me as your wedding photographer and allowing me to be part of your big day. I have traveled far and wide this year including a short trip over to Ireland to Photograph Sinead and Adrian’s wedding and wow what a wedding that was.

 

I have loved meeting each and every one of you and look forward to being there for the next special moments in your lives.

2016 has been a big year for me not only for Photography but in my personal life as well. I got married in January and will soon be celebrating my very own first wedding Anniversary. Myself and my Husband have just bought our first house together and will be moving to Oakham in Rutland in early 2017 which means I now have a studio and will be able to offer maternity sessions and portraits in the studio.

I am looking forward to 2017 it is shaping up to be a busy year with many more stylish, fun filled weddings ahead. See you in 2017 and thank you all xxx

Happy New Year!

 

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