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Capturing Every Moment: The Benefits of Hiring a Second Shooter for Your Wedding Video

Your wedding day is one of the most special moments of your life, and you want to ensure that every precious memory is captured for eternity. While hiring a professional photographer is a common practice, many couples overlook the importance of having a second shooter for their wedding video.

Having two videographers can make a significant difference in the final product, providing you with a more comprehensive and dynamic documentation of your special day. In this article, we will explore the benefits of hiring a second shooter for your wedding video and why it is a decision worth considering.

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1. Multiple perspectives, enhanced coverage

A single videographer can only be at one place at a time, which means they may miss out on capturing certain moments or angles during your wedding. By hiring a second shooter (or more), you ensure that there are more professionals dedicated to capturing every important moment from different perspectives. While one videographer focuses on the bride and groom, the second shooter can capture the reactions of family members, friends, and other guests. This enhances the overall coverage of your wedding day, ensuring that no significant moment goes undocumented.

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Having two videographers not only ensures that no moment is missed, but it also allows for more creative opportunities. With different perspectives, angles, and approaches, the second shooter can provide a fresh take on the events of the day. They can capture unique shots and candid moments that might have gone unnoticed by a single videographer. As a result, your wedding video becomes a more vibrant and comprehensive representation of the day, reflecting the emotions and interactions from multiple viewpoints.

2. More candid moments

Weddings are filled with spontaneous and genuine moments that often happen simultaneously in different areas. With two videographers, you have a better chance of capturing those candid moments that may otherwise go unnoticed. While one shooter is capturing the formal ceremony, the other can be documenting the laughter and interactions happening between guests. The result is a video that truly reflects the atmosphere and emotions of your wedding day, bringing back those precious memories every time you watch it.

Candid moments are often the most cherished aspects of any wedding. They capture the genuine emotions, laughter, and tears that make the day so memorable. A second shooter can roam around the venue, capturing these spontaneous moments as they unfold. They can focus on the reactions of guests, the interactions between loved ones, and the small details that contribute to the overall atmosphere of the event. Having these candid shots in your wedding video adds depth and authenticity, making it a true representation of the joy and love shared on your special day.

3. A variety of angles and shots

Different angles and shots can add depth and creativity to your wedding video. With a second shooter, you can expect a wider range of shots, including close-ups, wide shots, aerial views, and unique perspectives. This adds a cinematic quality to your video, making it more visually appealing and engaging. A second shooter can also capture those crucial moments from multiple angles, such as the exchange of vows, the first kiss, or the fist look, ensuring that you have a comprehensive and multi-dimensional representation of your wedding day.

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Imagine watching your wedding video and seeing the beautiful aerial shots of the venue, the close-ups of the intricate details, and the wide shots that capture the grandeur of the event. These different angles and perspectives bring your wedding to life on the screen, allowing you to relive the day as if you were there again. The additional visual variety provided by a second shooter creates a captivating viewing experience that keeps you engaged from start to finish.

4. Reduced time constraints

Weddings are often filled with time constraints and tight schedules. Having a second shooter can help alleviate some of the pressure by allowing for more flexibility in capturing the essential moments. While one shooter focuses on the formalities, the second shooter can cover other aspects simultaneously, such as the preparation of the bride and groom, the décor and details of the venue, or the interactions between guests during cocktail hour. This ensures that no precious moment is missed, even if there are scheduling conflicts or unexpected delays.

Weddings can be chaotic, and it’s not uncommon for delays or changes to occur. With a second shooter, you have an additional professional who can adapt to the changing circumstances and capture the necessary shots. While the primary shooter focuses on the main events, the second shooter can handle the behind-the-scenes moments that are equally important in telling the story of your wedding day. This flexibility allows you to relax and enjoy your special day, knowing that both the big and small moments will be captured flawlessly.

5. Comprehensive storytelling

Every wedding has a unique story to tell. Hiring a second shooter enables you to capture more aspects of your story, providing a more complete and comprehensive narrative in your wedding video. The second shooter can focus on capturing details, such as the venue decorations, the expressions of the guests, or the reactions during the speeches, while the primary shooter focuses on the main events. When combined, these different elements create a beautiful and coherent story that encapsulates the essence of your wedding day.

Your wedding video is not just a compilation of random clips; it is a storytelling medium that weaves together the moments, emotions, and details of your special day. A second shooter adds depth to this storytelling by capturing the smaller, yet equally significant, elements of your wedding. From the intricate floral arrangements to the heartfelt speeches, these details contribute to the overall atmosphere and narrative of your wedding video. The collaboration between the two shooters ensures that every aspect of your story is documented, allowing you to relive the magic of your wedding day for years to come.

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6. Peace of mind and backup

Weddings can be unpredictable, and technical issues can occur at the most inconvenient times. By hiring a second shooter, you have an additional professional on-site who can act as a backup in case of any unexpected mishaps. If the primary shooter’s equipment fails or they miss a crucial moment, the second shooter can step in and ensure that nothing is lost. This provides you with peace of mind, knowing that even if something goes wrong, there is a backup plan in place to capture every moment.

Technical difficulties can happen to even the most prepared professionals. Having a second shooter mitigates the risk of missing out on crucial shots or experiencing equipment failures. They can quickly step in and take over if necessary, ensuring that your wedding video remains uninterrupted and flawless. The presence of a second shooter not only offers backup in case of emergencies but also instills confidence in the entire production process, allowing you to focus on enjoying your special day.

7. Collaboration and artistic synergy

Having two videographers working together allows for collaboration and artistic synergy. Professional videographers bring their unique styles, perspectives, and creative visions to the table. When two talented individuals work side by side, they can bounce ideas off each other, collaborate on shots, and inspire one another to create even more stunning visuals. The result is a wedding video that goes beyond your expectations, filled with artistic choices and creative storytelling that reflects the essence of your special day.

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The collaboration between two videographers elevates the quality of your wedding video. Their combined expertise and creativity result in a final product that surpasses what a single shooter could achieve. They can share ideas, experiment with different techniques, and push each other to deliver their best work. The artistic synergy created by their collaboration adds a unique touch to your wedding video, making it a personalized and extraordinary representation of your love story.

Conclusion

In conclusion, hiring a second shooter for your wedding video is a decision that can greatly enhance the final product. From multiple perspectives and enhanced coverage to a wider range of shots and more candid moments, the benefits are significant. With a second shooter, you can ensure that no moment is missed, and your wedding video becomes a timeless treasure that captures the emotions, atmosphere, and beauty of your special day. So, when planning your wedding, consider the advantages of having a second shooter and make sure to hire professionals who can bring your dream wedding video to life.

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Sure! You can request the price quotation by calling me or filling out the form. If you prefer, you can also send an email to this address: info@thirtyfivestudios.com

Weddings and elopements are confirmed only by contract and first deposit. Usually couples book their event 6-9 months in advance: for this reason, please contact us in time so that we can check our availability immediately.

It’s important to note that a date cannot be reserved until a formal contract is signed with our videoography studio. This policy is in place due to continuous inquiries, as multiple couples might request the same date during the same period.

 

Generally work is divided into two types: weddings and elopements.

For the wedding what is delivered is:

  • Trailer 4K (from 2 to 4 minutes).
  • Film 4K (from 10 to 15 minutes).
  • Extra videos 4K (these are video clips in addition containing full speeches, dances and other things).

 

For the elopement what is delivered is:

  • Instagram Reel (60 seconds).
  • Film 4K (from 5 to 7 minutes).

 

However, nothing prevents you from extending your requests when signing the contract. Request more information and take a look at our pricelist to find out about all the services we offer.

In our packages, travel and stay expenses are included in the cost because we regularly travel throughout Italy to shoot weddings. Being based in different places in Italy, we do not inflate prices for travel because we are close to major and famous wedding locations. Therefore, no matter where in Italy you choose to have your wedding, our costs remain the same.

The payment is divided in three parts:

  • 40% to block the date with signing of the contract.
  • 40% the day of the event.
  • 20% after checking the videos.


As soon as we receive the last payment, you can download the videos from our personal Google Drive.

Please note that VAT is included in our prices. However, our prices are listed in Euros, not in dollars, and any currency conversion fees and taxes from their originating bank are the responsibility of the clients.

 

Generally, no more than 90 days for the complete work, as written in the contract. However, by choosing “fast delivery” you can receive the finished work within 15 days.

The videos are delivered in digital format via our Google Drive. However, upon extra payment, you can request a usb pen box set on which you can keep a copy of the videos.

Our videography studio operates as a cohesive team with a shared vision and methodology. Consequently, we can all ensure the same reliability and style consistency, However, during our acquaintance you will know immediately if I will be free for your event or if my team will be present.

For years so far, we have chosen not to charge for the drone as for a service apart, so it is already included in our basic package and there is no increase in price. This instrument will be used at our discretion, where there is needed. 

In some places drone use is unfortunately not permitted. In that case we will use 4K stock aerial footage of the location.

In a wedding we generally stay from 8 to 10 hours. For an elopement the service time ranges from 4 to 6 hours.

Obviously it is possible to create a tailor-made contract for you in order to cover the entire event (welcome dinner, night party, post and pre wedding experiences).

Yes, you can make some small changes to the video such as scene changes. It is not possible to change the music because the music is always chosen by the couple before starting the assembly phase. 

We always give the couple the choice of two important things:
the music and the parts of the speeches.

The music can be chosen by the couple before or after the wedding day.

For the speeches, however, we send the couple all the videos of the speeches and the couple can tell us the most important minutes they want to have in the video.

In this way we try to create a product that is as close to what the couple would like to receive.

Obviously this is not a requirement. If the couple doesn’t want to do this, they can totally rely on our personal taste.

With our videography studio, we do not directly offer photographic service. However, we do offer the “Film Frames” service, which consists of about 100+ images (vertical and horizontal) in 4k from our clips. This allows you to have one team at your event, one image style and cut the cost in half. Alternatively, we will be happy to recommend some professional photographers with whom we frequently work throughout Italy.

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