I have worked many weddings as a second shooter as well as a lead photographer. I love both roles and wouldn’t be here as a lead photographer without learning so much from my role as a second shooter. One of the biggest things it taught me is the value of a second shooter to your wedding day coverage.
You want to capture every moment of your day, but I cannot be in two places at once! That is where a second comes in perfectly. Both of you can be covered in the morning prep time allowing you both to see what each other’s mornings were like before the ‘I Dos’.
During your ceremony we can be at two different ends. Usually, one of us is near the front to get closer up portrait style photos whilst the other is nearer the back.