How many shooters do I need?

If you are unsure how many cinematographers you need for your wedding, then this article is for you. If you want to know details and differences in having 2 shooters versus 4 shooters, this article is for you.

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If you answer yes to the following questions below, then you may need to consider additional shooters:

Do you have a guest total of 350 or more?

Is your wedding a cultural wedding?

Is it an Indian wedding?

Is it a catholic wedding?

Are you having a destination wedding?

Are you planning to order Documented Versions now or after wedding? 


We have couples ask us how many can shooters can they get away with Andrey Solo Films!

I always get this question. My answer is 2, and 2 more. Typically, it is my wife and I shooting. But getting more is a huge gain for the couple, not us. You may think if we hire more help, it makes it easier for us. It's not true. It's the opposite. Why? Getting a 3rd shooter already triples the amount of footage that we will have to go through in post production and edit them. But I don't mind taking the extra hours onto myself because I know the end product is going to be better and more worth it. If you invest more into your wedding film, I will invest more into it too. It says a lot to me when I know you want to win the whole 9 yards. And we want that too!


A lot! There is so much more that happens behind the scenes that you may have never thought of. And we have filmed enough weddings to see the difference in results in the product itself and the responses to that product. I will be honest, we do get away with 2 shooters, only if you plan to get a short creative edit. And even if you are 1,000% sure you won't get anything else, you will have a much better wedding teaser that had a video team of 4 versus 2. 



Wedding with 4 Cinematographers

wedding with 2 cinematographers


I rest my case!

-Andrey Solodyankin

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