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Why have two Photographers for your Wedding? Catherine & Joshua's Wedding at the Stonegate Mansion

The beginning of 2018 was a bit of a scary time for us. I was about to go into surgery, and was in pain a lot, but there was no way I was going to miss Catherine's wedding. We had gone to college together, and her smile, elegance, and sense of style was always something I admired. So when she asked me of I would be her photographer, I was over the moon!

The morning of her wedding, armed with a bottle of pain killers and Heat Therapy Patches, Jeremy and I headed towards their venue. And here's where the importance of having two photographers comes in. While I knew I would be good to shoot the entire wedding with minimal issues, I would never be comfortable risking missing a crucial moment, or not being able to move fast enough to capture something across the dance floor. Luckily Jeremy and I had been working together for 3 years at that point, and knew each other's work style perfectly.

We split as we usually do, him capturing the groom and his entourage getting ready, and me with the bride and her squad. Knowing that I could trust him to get all the pictures I needed, so I could focus completely on the bride was a lifesaver. Once we got to the ceremony I could focus on close ups for the bride, her friends and her family, not having to move much at all, while Jeremy captured the gorgeous wide shots of the ceremony spot, and ran around the venue getting different angles. Without him there, understanding my hand signals, and being my extra set of eyes and legs to capture all the things I wasn't fast enough to, the day could have been a lot more stressful. But as it stands the couple didn't even know that anything was even different, and the final product was perfect.

A lot of couples ask me if having two Photographers is really that essential, and my answer to them is always a resounding "yes". Not only does it give you an extra set of eyes to capture those moments with friends and family, hiring a photographer team that knows each other well and can operate with minimal communication to really capture the wedding can really lessen stress on the couple and create a gorgeous Wedding Gallery that tells a full story.

I'm so incredibly proud of Catherine and Josh's wedding below. And I couldn't have done it without my life-partner, and talented secondshooter, Jeremy.

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