THEY'RE NOT JUST AN ASSISTANT
When searching for the perfect photography team to capture your wedding day, make sure that you are hiring a second “photographer,” not an assistant! Your wedding day is one of the most important times in your life, and you will want to document it professionally.
When you are interviewing potential photographers, it is crucial that you inquire about the level of skills that the second has. While the second is there to support and supplement the lead photographer's coverage (which may include assisting with lighting or helping with equipment as needed), be sure that the second is also experienced enough to shoot too! Ask if they are using someone they've worked with before, what their experience is, or ask to see examples of their work! Many photographers have "go-tos" as they've developed a relationship and understanding of their strengths and weaknesses from previous weddings.