Hey all, we finally picked our wedding date and booked our ceremony location! So exciting! Our date is about nine months away so the first thing I did was start reaching out to some of the photographers I like in the area. Wow. Apparently nine months out is cutting it really close and a lot of folks are booked, especially those in our budget who have two shooters ($2,000 max, although we really wish this would include 8 hours of shooting a photo booth, with engagement shots being a plus).
I have found some in my price range who are single shooters. I like their photos but want some input on the one versus two shooters question -- how helpful is it? In my limited experience as a BM and guest it seems like a really good thing to have two people shooting, especially during the ceremony. For example, at one wedding where I was a BM, the second shooter was with the BM's and brides in the moments before she walked down the aisle and got some really awesome shots. Obviously one shooter would need to be in the chapel during that time.