Reasons to Hire an Assistant Photographer at Weddings?

» Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Photography | 0 comments

Nowadays, wedding photographers already have second shooters and assistants in covering weddings. This is because capturing the happenings at weddings with a duration of 5 hours or more all by one single person could be extremely difficult, particularly since there are several vital details and moments during weddings that require additional coverage. Here are some ideas about why your photographer should hire an assistant photographer.

Assistant Photographer

Though assistants are different than second shooters, they are sometimes interchanged. Still, it’s important to differentiate them.

Assistants are an additional pair of hands on the wedding day

Assistants mean they can aid to carry your photographer’s gears and to remove distraction so your photographer can smoothly capture the important moments. Assistants are in charge of assisting with setting up extra cameras to be used, carrying the gears and equipment, and should attend to any requirements that the photography might encounter at the wedding ceremony/reception.

Assistants can aid you in styling and gathering details on the wedding day

Most of the assistants are seasoned wedding photographers or aspiring wedding photographers. This must be something that your photographer should look for while hiring or interviewing an assistant.

Aside from that, assistants can assist to help get flowers or styling particular shots like the wedding gown or wedding rings. They can also aid posing families on that part of the wedding day.

Assistants can be your main photographer’s second point of view as well as provide ideas to capture additional photos or better shots that you possibly had never considered before.

Second Shooter

Basically, a second shooter is your main photographer’s second photographer who is only responsible for capturing the important moments and photos during the ceremony together with your main photographer.

Second photographers can help to have a different angle using similar setups.

He/she could have those candid moments that happen in between, which occurs once the main photographers are busy capturing something else.

Second photographers could be assigned to capture a portion of the day all by him/themselves as the main photographer covers another setup.

Also, if the main photographer captures the groom and bride together, the second photographer could take pictures of them from an entirely different angle. This provides some variety to the final outputs that have the same moments during the wedding day.

Know what to expect

If your main photographer is searching for an assistant to hire, he/she must ensure to be clear about his/her expectations about the responsibilities that the assistant or second photographer should do. This is very important to prevent misunderstandings and to help generate a great outcome in this once in a lifetime moment for the bride and the groom.

Be a team player

All of your hired photographers should hustle and work together as a team. They should be open to one another and do their respective job or responsibilities during the event. They should feel like they are a team in this coverage.

Evanston Wedding Photography will help you look for responsible and skilled photographers and assistants. For more details, call us now.

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