We understood that the typical wedding package usually offered two photographers. It's totally understandable because in order to capture so many needed moments during a wedding, there usually needs to be two people around. We carry this same philosophy to our portrait and engagement sessions because even shooting a single person, or a couple, we find having an alternate perspective helps the overall feel of the session.
To give you a better look at what I mean, below is a couple of pictures we took during our photo session with Karen+Josh.
For this "pose" I was shooting from inside the cafe through the logo stenciled window and Chris was standing beneath the elevated entrance of the cafe, on the other side of the railings. We gave Karen+Josh minimal instruction and kind of just left them to be themselves. Meanwhile, we simply positioned our cameras to our eye...and started shooting. The look and feel of these two photos are both different due to our perspective, but they were actually standing in the same place, with almost the same pose. We ended up delivering these two photos and included these in their engagement slide show.
This past weekend, during our session with Stephanie, we shot the following photos:
For these shots, I was positioned on the side of the porch on the ground shooting up through the pole on Stephanie's left. Chris was on the porch standing slightly behind Stephanie. While he asked her to look at his camera, I took the first shot. We ended up liking both shots and will be giving Steph both of these for her to keep.
I know it's not always practical to have two shooters at every session, but Chris and I are lucky in that we are partners and can afford to spend our time together with our subjects. We hope to continue this for as long as our schedules will allow us as we believe we provide our clients with the best end product this way.
I hope you've enjoyed my little "perspective". Happy Thursday!