Hello, I’m Alex Gordias, a lead Boston wedding photographer, and I know how important it is to capture every special moment on your wedding day. That’s why I want to share with you the numerous benefits of having a second shooter at your wedding. This addition to your photography team can make all the difference, ensuring that you receive a more comprehensive and diverse collection of memories to cherish for years to come. Alex Gordias Photography has a team of permanent second photographers who are experienced and aware of all the details and have the same approach.

Let’s talk about the benefits of having a second photographer.


  1. Different Perspectives:

One of the key benefits of having a second shooter is the variety of perspectives they provide. While I, as the primary photographer, focus on the main events and essential shots, the second shooter can capture alternative artistic angles and candid moments. This additional perspective allows us to create a richer and more dynamic visual narrative of your special day.


Wedding Ceremony where the bride is walking down to the isle

  1. Simultaneous Coverage:

Weddings are often filled with simultaneous events, and it’s impossible for a single photographer to be in two places at once. A second shooter ensures that both the bride and groom’s preparations are documented, capturing the anticipation and excitement leading up to the ceremony. During the reception, while I concentrate on the newlyweds and immediate family, the second shooter can photograph guests, details, and special moments that might otherwise be missed.

  1. More Candid Moments:

A second shooter can discreetly capture candid moments throughout the day, documenting genuine emotions and interactions that truly reflect the atmosphere of your wedding. Their presence allows for more spontaneous shots, providing a natural and authentic record of the celebration.


  1. Increased Efficiency:

Having a second shooter on your wedding day can significantly increase the efficiency of the photography process. For example, while I focus on photographing the couple and bridal party, the second shooter can capture detailed shots of the venue, décor, and other elements. This ensures that every aspect of your wedding is documented without causing delays or disruptions to the day’s schedule.

  1. Backup and Support:

In the unlikely event of technical issues or other unforeseen circumstances, a second shooter serves as an invaluable additional backup. I always work with two camera bodies and a variety of lenses, thus having a third or even two more cameras can be beneficial. They can step in to ensure that the photography coverage continues uninterrupted, providing peace of mind and additional security for your wedding day memories.

  1. Greater Variety of Images:

A second shooter can significantly increase the number of images captured on your wedding day. This expanded collection allows you to relive the magic of your celebration from multiple perspectives, ensuring that no moment goes undocumented. The result is a diverse and comprehensive visual story that encapsulates the essence of your Boston wedding. All the photos will be perfectly edited with the same timeless style.

At Alex Gordias Photography, we understand the importance of capturing every detail, emotion, and memory on your wedding day. That’s why we highly recommend considering the addition of a second shooter to your photography team. The benefits are undeniable – from different perspectives to additional coverage, a second photographer can elevate your wedding photography experience and provide a treasure trove of cherished memories.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the possibility of a second shooter for your Boston wedding, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help make your wedding day as memorable and stress-free as possible.


Consider adding a Second Photographer at Your Wedding to your Wedding Package if you are keen to maximize your experience. Let’s chat to discuss your perfect wedding day!