I”m posting a picture of this kid, because he’s awesome. We found him on the dance floor at Melanie and Casey’s wedding. I have no idea why he is screaming at the camera, but I love the picture.

His expression also reminds me of the times I hear people convinced they need a specific # of photographers at their wedding.

In the interest of full disclosure, I work almost every wedding with an assistant/2nd photographer. 90% of the time, that person is my awesome and talented wife Kristen. (I sometimes do smaller weddings alone, and though I have to work a little harder, the pictures are just as good) Sometimes less is actually more, especially for lower key events.

Wedding Pictures at Bear Creek Country Club

The mild rant I want to go off on, is everyone has their own way of working. Many of my favorite photographers (worldwide, as well as in Seattle) shoot weddings completely solo. I also have a few favorites that are married couples, and also some that use a “2nd shooter” at every wedding.

The point I want to drive home is that the pictures are what should sell you on a photographer. It bothers me to no end to see people use “2 photographers” as a selling point. If the pictures aren’t great, why in the world would you want double the amount of boring pictures?

The thing that should sell you on the photographer is the pictures they show you. If they can show you a lot of work that you like, they will probably produce the same kind of work at your wedding. The # of great pictures they take is what is important, not how many people are taking them.

Okay, rant over 🙂