Come with a second shooter
A decent and legitimate wedding photographer should always ensure that he has a second shooter brought along with him during the wedding. Weddings can easily turn up with a guest population of about a hundred strong or more. You need to make sure that you will be prepared for it as much as possible. Coming in all alone as the official wedding photographer could turn out to be a bit of a bad idea when you come to think about it because of the fact that you will most likely end up spreading yourself too thin the entire time that you are there.
Aside from the fact that you have the main wedding moments that you need to aim your attention to, you also need to keep your peripheral views open for those candid and unplanned shots that could really potentially inject character and substance into the wedding photo album that you are trying to go ahead and collate for your clients at the end of the shoot. This is not something that just one man can cover all on his own.
More often than not, people will try to pull you from different directions so that they can go ahead and get their portrait shots taken as well, even if it is not exactly part of the itinerary list of shots that you have planned out ahead of time with your clients. It would be discourteous for you to refuse. To be on the safe side, you might as well make sure that you will be covered all of the time and that you have the second shooter to help you out with it. An extra pair of hands never hurt anybody, after all.
Get a second shooter
There is actually a cheap and fairly easy way to get a second shooter or second wedding photographer. Although it may be true that the aspect of getting a second shooter can turn out to be daunting because of the hefty professional fees that usually come along with hiring one, the thing is, you don’t have to go for broke just for you to get a second shooter to help you out during the wedding. As a matter of fact, you can get one for free, for as long as you are willing to go ahead and put in the necessary amount of work for it as well.
Talk to the rest of your other wedding photographer friends out there who might also have a need for a second shooter. What you can propose is a mutually beneficial arrangement wherein you can go in and be their second shooter and in return, they should go in and be your second shooter as well. It will cost you next to nothing and it might even potentially strengthen your ties with that particular wedding photographer friend at the end of the day.
Most of the wedding photographers out there even come in teams.
Try to see how the more established Dundee wedding photographers are doing it. They never come in alone and neither should you.