4 Reasons Why Your Wedding Needs Two Photographers • Veronica Ilioi • Hawaii Wedding and Portrait Photographer

4 Reasons Why Your Wedding Needs Two Photographers

Let me introduce you to the person that can be in two places at once…. *crickets*crickets*. Oh right, that person doesn’t exist, but you know what the next best thing is? Having 2 photographers.

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Top Four Reasons Why You Need That Second Photographer on Your Wedding Day


The amount of times people ask me if they really need 2 photographers is kinda crazy. Let me just start by saying that if you’re having an elopement, you don’t need 2 photographers. If you’re having a small intimate wedding with no more than 50 guests, you don’t need 2 photographers.

If you’re having a 6+ hour wedding, with a bridal party, cocktail hour, ceremony, and long reception you most definitely need 2 photographers.

Here are 4 scenarios where you need two photographers.

  • If you would like the groom to have getting ready photos, you need to add a second photographer. I love going through the groom’s getting ready photos that my second photographer tool. It’s cool to see him in his element hanging out with his friends and his family! That also helps him get warmed up with being photographed all day. Once its time for the first look, he’s already used with cameras in his face. 😅 groom getting ready Hawaii wedding photographer Veronica Ilioi Photography_0002 bride getting ready Hawaii wedding photographer Veronica Ilioi Photography_0002

 

  • If you’re having a bridal party, having a second photographer is important. While I take photos of you and your girls, my second photographer takes the groom and groomsmen portraits. It keeps the timeline on track and allows you to have more portrait time of just you and your groom!
    bridesmaids and groomsmen Lilac Purple and Black suits Hawaii wedding photographer Veronica Ilioi Photography_0002

    It actually poured for 80% of Paul and Becca’s portraits time, which meant we only had this walkway to use for their photos. Gratefully Alex and I had a blast working back to back to capture these around the exact same time!

     

  • If you’re having cocktail hour, you need to have a second photographer in your collection. 99% of the time, during the cocktail hour I take family portraits and then we move into the JUST MARRIED sunset photos of you both. While I do those, the second photographer is photographing people mingling, talking, ordering your custom wedding drinks, and having the best time before dinner is served. This also allows my team to serve your guests the best way by asking if any of them want any photos taken and let me just say, GUESTS, LOVE THAT!
    cocktail hour portraits Hawaii wedding photographer Veronica Ilioi Photography

    Nick and Katie chose to not do a first look, so during the cocktail hour, I had 10 minutes for family portraits. Thank God for Monica who was able to photograph cocktail hour.

     

  • I think this might be the most important reason. Last but not least, if you don’t want to do a first look, you most definitely need to have 2 photographers. During the cocktail hour, you will be taking family portraits, bridal party portraits, and your bride and groom portraits. As soon as I’m done with family portraits, my team will go into photographing the bridal party. You will love me for including a second photographer in my package once portraits are done.dusty rose and green fun bridal party Hawaii wedding photographer Veronica Ilioi Photography

Now, to add. I’m not a husband and wife team (my husband and I did that for about two years before his recent job), but I have a team of amazing people who have the experience as wedding photographers whom I hire for your wedding day! I cannot wait to photograph your wedding day and to celebrate with you and your groom as you start your life together as husband and wife!

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Veronica Ilioi is a destination wedding, elopement, and portrait photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii, but would love to travel the world photographing you. She loves capturing emotions and freezing them for generations to come. But more than that, Veronica wants to give you an experience you’ll never forget. Photos that will be timeless even when you and your love are old and gray. Memories that will bring you right back to your wedding day. She captures photos in a light and airy, joyful and romantic way. Let’s not overlook the fact the Veronica loves cracking dad jokes, eating chocolate like its the most important meal of the day, and having deep meaningful conversations.

 

 

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