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I'm always unsure of what to write in an about me section. When I read other photographers websites, which yep, we all do, I am forever reading how they are pursuing the career that they always dreamed of since they were a child, or that they always knew this is what they would do ever since they picked up their Grandad's camera!
The truth is, although I do have my Grandad's Kodak Box Brownie sat in my office, my Dad only gave that to me once I became a photographer, in fact I should correct that to, my Dad showed me that camera and it somehow worked it's way from my parents home into mine, along with my Grandads pristine S8 cinecamera!

Me... I was a little prima ballerina, this was my dream, until I then decided I wanted to be a nurse, then an artist, then an air hostess, and all of the other many dreams I had as a child. I have always been arty, creative and free spirited, and also - a dreamer, like my son, who told me at the age of 5 that he'd decided he will be a firefighter and a footballer when he grows up... but a Jedi at night.
It was after I had my son that I found my love for photography, I literally couldn't stop taking photos of him and friends would always be saying how lovely they are and that I should be a photographer. This is when the decision was made and I pursued a career in photography. Unlike most studying a Photography degree, I knew I wanted to work in the wedding industry, I would buy bridal mags weekly and dream of capturing beautiful weddings. I worked HARD and in May this year I celebrated 10 years of running my own Wedding Photography business! Being a part of your wedding day is very important to me and I only shoot a certain amount of weddings a year to ensure that your day and your photos have the time and attention they deserve.

Away from Weddings I'm lucky enough to have 2 men in my life - my love and my rock Ryan, and my amazing 16yr old son Kian - my inbetweener. We have a beautifully blended family with Ryan’s two, Ava and Harry who keep us on our toes, and then there’s our baby girl, Amélie, a ball of giggles and craziness, who we are all totally smitten with. My office at home is my haven where I escape and get in the zone, and life here is often an organised chaos which I wouldn’t have any other way.

Rest assured, you're in good hands. With over ten years experience and more...

PHOTOGRAPHER OF GORGEOUS WEDDINGS, LOVER TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MUM TO MY INBETWEENER, MUMMY TO MY SWEET BABY GIRL

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"love this girl, it's like having a friend along to your wedding, totally put us at ease, captured moments we weren't even aware of and made sure we didn't miss a thing!"

about me

my experience

my favourites

my adventures

my seconds

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I've photographed weddings and events in the most romantic destinations, and I dream of many more...

From my eyelash curlers to date night, see some of my favourite things...

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MEET

"love this girl, it's like having a friend along to your wedding, totally put us at ease, captured moments we weren't even aware of and made sure we didn't miss a thing!"

I'm always unsure of what to write in an about me section. When I read other photographers websites, which yep, we all do, I am forever reading how they are pursuing the career that they always dreamed of since they were a child, or that they always knew this is what they would do ever since they picked up their Grandad's camera! 
The truth is, although I do have my Grandad's Kodak Box Brownie sat in my office, my Dad only gave that to me once I became a photographer, in fact I should correct that to, my Dad showed me that camera and it somehow worked it's way from my parents home into mine, along with my Grandads pristine S8 cinecamera! 

Me... I was a little prima ballerina, this was my dream, until I then decided I wanted to be a nurse, then an artist, then an air hostess, and all of the other many dreams I had as a child. I have always been arty, creative and free spirited, and also - a dreamer, like my son, who told me at the age of 5 that he'd decided he will be a firefighter and a footballer when he grows up... but a Jedi at night. 
It was after I had my son that I found my love for photography, I literally couldn't stop taking photos of him and friends would always be saying how lovely they are and that I should be a photographer. This is when the decision was made and I pursued a career in photography. Unlike most studying a Photography degree, I knew I wanted to work in the wedding industry, I would buy bridal mags weekly and dream of capturing beautiful weddings. I worked HARD and in May this year I celebrated 10 years of running my own Wedding Photography business! Being a part of your wedding day is very important to me and I only shoot a certain amount of weddings a year to ensure that your day and your photos have the time and attention they deserve. 

Away from Weddings I'm lucky enough to have 2 men in my life - my love and my rock Ryan, and my amazing 16yr old son Kian - my inbetweener. We have a beautifully blended family with Ryan’s two, Ava and Harry who keep us on our toes, and then there’s our baby girl, Amélie, a ball of giggles and craziness, who we are all totally smitten with. My office at home is my haven where I escape and get in the zone, and life here is often an organised chaos which I wouldn’t have any other way. 

PHOTOGRAPHER OF GORGEOUS WEDDINGS, LOVER TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MUM TO MY INBETWEENER, MUMMY TO MY SWEET BABY GIRL

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NICCI

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I've photographed weddings and events in the most romantic destinations, and I dream of many more...

From my eyelash curlers to date night, see some of my favourite things...

Learn more about my second photographers...

Rest assured, you're in good hands. With over ten years experience and more...

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my Experience

my favourites

my adventures

about me

Having studied photography at A'Level and Degree level, run my successful photography business for over 10 years, and having taught photography privately one to one and in small group workshops for 5 years I have plenty of experience and confidence in my field. My clients need not worry about how their photos will turn, and can expect a beautiful gallery of wedding photos, and a friendly professional photographer for tips and advice throughout. Just see my stats below...

experience

My

Total weddings

photographed

Having studied photography at A'Level and Degree level, run my successful photography business for over 10 years, and having taught photography privately one to one and in small group workshops for 5 years I have plenty of experience and confidence in my field. My clients need not worry about the outcome of their photos, they can rest assured that they will receive a beautiful gallery of wedding photos, and a friendly professional photographer for tips and advice throughout. Just see my stats below...

experience

My

Total weddings

400

photographed

images delivered

600

per wedding

enquiries

per year

times nicci has dressed

50

the bride

150

400

times nicci has dressed

the bride

50

images delivered

per wedding

600

enquiries

per year

150

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favourite

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Baby Snuggles

my nearly 2 year old daughter is just so damn adorable and funny, I could literally snuggle her warm soft chunky skin all day. Love her... even though she is at this present moment changing my spellings on my keyboard! 
My 16 year old son... dare I say it, and this is probably going to totally embarrass him (surely his friends don't really visit my website ;) ), yes Kian still cuddles me, I say cuddle rather than snuggle - he is a good 8 inches above me!!! 

Come on, who doesn't love a baby snuggle? 

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Baby Snuggles

Come on, who doesn't love a baby snuggle? my nearly 2 year old daughter is just so damn adorable and funny, I could literally snuggle her warm soft chunky skin all day. Love her... even though she is at this present moment changing my spellings on my keyboard!
My 16 year old son... dare I say it, and this is probably going to totally embarrass him (surely his friends don't really visit my website ;) ), yes Kian still cuddles me, I say cuddle rather than snuggle - he is a good 8 inches above me!!!

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some of my

favourite

things

My 50mm 1.2 and 85mm 1.2 Lenses

You will see these two lenses on my cameras more than any other lens, in fact I could happily shoot an entire wedding day on just these lenses alone. I love shooting open wide - this means on a wide aperture allowing lots of natural light in and creating the most beautiful bokeh effect drawing your eyes to focus on one specific subject or moment in the picture!

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My 50mm 1.2
and 85mm 1.2 Lenses

You will see these two lenses on my cameras more than any other lens, in fact I could happily shoot an entire wedding day on just these lenses alone. I love shooting open wide - this means on a wide aperture allowing lots of natural light in and creating the most beautiful bokeh effect drawing your eyes to focus on one specific subject or moment in the picture!

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My Rock, My Man

I can honestly say my fiancé, Ryan, is the love of my life. We are so completely in love and fancy the pants off each other! He annoys me more than anyone, and he makes me laugh more than anyone! He's my love, my rock and has given me everything I'll ever need or want, he’s my perfect. He is also rather a handsome chap if I do say so myself!

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some of my

favourite

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My Rock, My Man

I can honestly say Ryan is the love of my life. We are so completely in love and fancy the pants off each other! He annoys me more than anyone, and he makes me laugh more than anyone! He's my love, my rock and has given me everything I'll ever need or want, he’s my perfect. He is also rather a handsome chap if I do say so myself!

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Shiseido mattifying
papers

My little life-saver! Seriously , these are the best blotting papers you'll ever find. When spending 9+ hours photographing a wedding in hot sunshine while non stop with no time for touch-ups, these papers work wonders, especially if your skin produces excess oils.

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some of my

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Shiseido Mattifying Papers

My little life-saver! Seriously , these are the best blotting papers you'll ever find. When spending 9+ hours photographing a wedding in hot sunshine while non stop with no time for touch-ups, these papers work wonders, especially if your skin produces excess oils.

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when capturing a wedding, you never know what the story is going to be, how it will unfold, what you are going to capture, whether it be emotional, happy, teary, funny moments that occur, and those that you didn’t realise I even captured, until looking back through the photos! This is the reward - looking back through all of your wedding photos, intimate moments and stories and seeing the beauty that I've captured from behind the lens. This is what makes this one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. I am there to capture one of the best days of your life! For some, the best DAY of your life. It's remarkable, rewarding, overwhelming and when I've applied my finishing touches and produce these images documenting your story to you, this is one of the most satisfying and proudest moments I feel and makes me forever thankful to have my hobby as my career! 

aww the reward... the reason I do this job...

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The Reward

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The Reward

aww the reward... the reason I do this job...
when capturing a wedding, you never know what the story is going to be, how it will unfold, what you are going to capture, whether it be emotional, happy, teary, funny moments that occur, and those that you didn’t realise I even captured, until looking back through the photos! This is the reward - looking back through all of your wedding photos, intimate moments and stories and seeing the beauty that I've captured from behind the lens. This is what makes this one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. I am there to capture one of the best days of your life! For some, the best DAY of your life. It's remarkable, rewarding, overwhelming and when I've applied my finishing touches and produce these images documenting your story to you, this is one of the most satisfying and proudest moments I feel and makes me forever thankful to have my hobby as my career!

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Date Night

These days, these are few and far between, hence them being a firm favourite! This means so much to both of us, and we really actually savour this quality time together. As many of you with babies will know, in the early years, those bedtime cuddles, become threesomes, when you attempt to lean over and steal a kiss without waking the little one in between you, or just finding the time to talk and laugh, adult talk, amongst just the two of you! 
This is BLISS. 

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some of my

favourite

things

Date Night

These days, these are few and far between, hence them being a firm favourite! This means so much to both of us, and we really actually savour this quality time together. As many of you with babies will know, in the early years, those bedtime cuddles, become threesomes, when you attempt to lean over and steal a kiss without waking the little one in between you, or just finding the time to talk and laugh, adult talk, amongst just the two of you!
This is BLISS.

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My Mum

This lady is my inspiration, my teacher and my best friend. The most selfless woman I know, and I will argue that she is the best Mummy in the world! I love her so much and feel so lucky that I have her. Don’t worry Dad, I love you too.

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some of my

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My Mum

This lady is my inspiration, my teacher and my best friend. The most selfless woman I know, and I will argue that she is the best Mummy in the world! I love her so much and feel so lucky that I have her. Don’t worry Dad, I love you too.

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Forrero Eggs

Okay, so I don't always see these in shops throughout the year, they're always around leading up to Easter. I love Ferrero Rochers, then a few years back I discovered FERRERO EGGS with Kian, my son. We now have just a slight obsession with them! If you haven't tried these, you are seriously missing out.

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some of my

favourite

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Forrero Eggs

Okay, so I don't always see these in shops throughout the year, they're always around leading up to Easter. I love Ferrero Rochers, then a few years back I discovered FERRERO EGGS with Kian, my son. We now have just a slight obsession with them! If you haven't tried these, you are seriously missing out.

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Shu Uemura
Eyelash Curlers

I love make-up! And I have picked up so many amazing tips and tricks of the trade through my job as a wedding photographer. I've watched some of the best in the business, and seen what the best products can do. For my sins, I have a Premium NDulge card (for those of you that don't know what this is, it’s dangerous and you don’t want one!). My Shu Uemura eyelash curlers though which I bought years ago in a Sephora store at an airport are to die for, I've never owned a pair of curlers that perform like these. Highly highly recommend.

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some of my

favourite

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My Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers

I love make-up! And I have picked up so many amazing tips and tricks of the trade through my job as a wedding photographer. I've watched some of the best in the business, and seen what the best products can do. For my sins, I have a Premium NDulge card (for those of you that don't know what this is, it’s dangerous and you don’t want one!). My Shu Uemura eyelash curlers though which I bought years ago in a Sephora store at an airport are to die for, I've never owned a pair of curlers that perform like these. Highly highly recommend.

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mean the world to me. I spent a lot of time devoting my days to my son and working through the nights to build my business! When my rock, Ryan, came in to my life, he changed this, and this made me realise how important time-management is and how I was getting it all wrong! I now have a much better work/life balance, actually get more work done and have more time for my family!

This is one of the things I love about photographing weddings and special events, more often that not it's been years since families have all come together, many even reconciling their differences and remembering how important family is.

I'm big on family time. I have the most amazing family and friends, and they all

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Family

some of my

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Family

I'm big on family time. I have the most wonderful family and friends, and they all mean the world to me. I spent a lot of time devoting my days to my son and working through the nights to build my business! When my rock, Ryan, came in to my life, he changed this, and this made me realise how important time-management is and how I was getting it all wrong! I now have a much better work/life balance, actually get more work done and have more time for my family!

This is one of the things I love about photographing weddings and special events, more often that not it's been years since families have all come together, many even reconciling their differences and remembering how important family is.

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Reading these always motivate me for my next challenge. Whenever I start to slack and lose focus, reading some inspirational quotes brings me back in line again, or they at least make me smile... and I LOVE to smile. 
Here's some of my favourites...

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Inspiriational Quotes

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Inspirational Quotes

Reading these always motivate me for my next challenge. Whenever I start to slack and lose focus, reading some inspirational quotes brings me back in line again, or they at least make me smile... and I LOVE to smile. 
Here's some of my favourites...

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"although I am all grown up
dressed in lace and pearls,
remember on my wedding day,
I'm still your little girl."

"your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman, and loose enough to show you're a lady"

"I love you. you annoy me more than I ever thought possible. but I want to spend every irritating minute with you."

my dislikes

and just for fun

excuse the use of explanation marks
- another favourite of mine!!!

Slow Drivers

Pessimists

Early Mornings

Traffic Jams

False Widow Spiders

Porcelain Dolls

Seriously, who does?!!!

okay... all spiders! But what is it with these false widows? I've even moved house and villages, and they are still on my windows!

These, yes these. Pure inconvenience, and mummy's never say naughty words. No more need be said!

hmmm, what can I say, I am literally petrified of these evil specimen. Their eyes follow me, they look far too lifelike for my liking, and there's definitely too many horror movies about these for me not to have, well, issues!

When you spend a lot of years driving in London and then you move to a beautiful village in the countryside in West Sussex, this happens!!!

It has to be said, this only brings everyone else down. It's depressing!
As you would have seen in my favourites, I'm a big fan of inspirational quotes and I am without a doubt an optimist. I really think inspirational quotes can motivate a pessimist. Haha, I'm also totally contradicting myself with this as a dislike, as my Mum is one of my favourites, and she is the biggest pessimist I know! ;)

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I just have to say, that I feel really lucky to have so many more favourites than dislikes!

and just for fun

my dislikes

EXCUSE THE USE OF EXPLANATION MARKS - ANOTHER FAVOURITE!!!

porcelain dolls

hmmm, what can I say, I am literally petrified of these evil specimen. Their eyes follow me, they look far too lifelike for my liking, and there's definitely too many horror movies about these for me not to have, well, issues!

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slow drivers

when you spend a lot of years driving in London and then you move to a beautiful village in the countryside in West Sussex, this happens!!!

false widow spiders

okay... all spiders! But what is it with these false widows? I've even moved house and villages, and they are still on my windows!

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overseas in...

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overseas in...

Positano, Italy
Sardinia, Italy
Tuscany, Italy
Paphos, Cyprus
Nice, South of France
Galway, Ireland
Marbella, Spain
Milagros, Spain
Copenhagen, Denmark

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my adventures

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where my job has

taken me

Positano, Italy
Sardinia, Italy
Tuscany, Italy
Paphos, Cyprus
Nice, South of France
Galway, Ireland
Marbella, Spain
Milagros, Spain
Copenhagen, Denmark

the adventures my job

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England

West Sussex
Surrey
London
Hampshire
Dorset
Essex
Kent
East Sussex
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the adventures my job

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England...

my adventures

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where my job has

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West Sussex
Surrey
London
Hampshire
Dorset
Essex
Kent
East Sussex
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dream locations

Yosemite, USA
Hawaii
Provence, France
Lindos in Rhodes, Greece
Santorini, Greece
Lake Tahoe, USA
Dunton Hot Springs, USA
The Asylum Chapel, London
and Festival Weddings!

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where I'd love my job

to take me

dream locations

my adventures

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where I'd love

to shoot

Yosemite, USA
Hawaii
Provence, France
Lindos in Rhodes, Greece
Santorini, Greece
Lake Tahoe, USA
Dunton Hot Springs, USA
The Asylum Chapel, London
and festival weddings!

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my second shooters at work

Every photographer works differently, we each have our own style and therefore may have different requirements from a second photographer. For me, a second is not there to get me drinks or carry my bags, they are professionals in their own right and I hire them to capture specific shots as a professional photographer - I've listed these below for you;
- The groom and his groomsmen having a last drink before the ceremony, portraits of the Groom and Best Man.
- The Bride arriving at the ceremony so I can be ready and waiting set up in the church/ ceremony room.
- During the service I shall be at the front capturing your expressions. Most vicars/ Priests and registrars prefer that we stay in one place during the service, therefore having a second photographer allows for them to be situated at the back capturing lovely full length shots up the aisle, if your venue/ church has a balcony then they can take some from above too.

What does a second photographer capture?

MEET my

seconds

"we loved having a second photographer, it was so nice to be able to see what Andrew was up to on the morning of our wedding and he felt totally at ease with Tim, he said it was like having another friend there!"

Andrew & Sophie, 14th july 2017

Whether or not you choose to add a second photographer to capture your wedding day really is personal preference and most of the time down to wedding budget. I have them as part of my a la carte add-ons which can be added to your package up to 3 months prior to your wedding day.
Read on to find out more about second photographers.

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Andrew & Sophie, 14th july 2017

meet my

seconds

"we loved having a second photographer, it was so nice to be able to see what Andrew was up to on the morning of our wedding and he felt totally at ease with Tim, he said it was like having another friend there!"

Whether or not you choose to add a second photographer to capture your wedding day really is personal preference and most of the time comes down to the wedding budget. I have this as part of my a la carte add-ons and can be added to your package up to 3 months prior to your wedding day. 
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-While I'm taking the formal group photographs, my second photographer will focus on your guests and the aspects of your day that you will be missing. This is also a chance for the second photographer to capture all of the set-up details in your wedding breakfast room and any signs / entertainment.
- A second photographer can accompany me during the couple portraits of the bride and groom and capture another angle and perspective entirely to what I am capturing, double whammy of gorgeous portraits! 
- I can focus on your reactions on the head table during speeches and entrust my second photographer to capture your guests reactions.

I would not recommend a second photographer in this instance. With a small wedding, these are more intimate, in which case two photographers can be a bit much when there aren't many guests, we become more noticeable, and I can capture candids of the guests alone as there are less of them.

I have a small intimate wedding and do not require groom prep...

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Oh yes, definitely. Unless referring to the above where I think a second photographer is needed, I can honestly say that having photographed over 400 weddings, approximately half of these I was the sole photographer, and those clients still LOVED their photos. You will still have loads of beautiful photos and your day documented to a high standard.

Will I still have lovely photos with one photographer?

getting ready at the same venue, I have missed important shots running between two rooms due to being a muggle making it only possible for me to be in one place at a time.
If it were me getting married, yes I would have two photographers.

Over the last ten years I've had approximately 10 second photographers second shoot at weddings for me. These all freelance although also work as main photographers in their own right and just filling their spare weekends with second shooting. I only have second photographers who are to the same standard as me, experienced professional photographers and they all have their own equipment which is to the same standard (or better) than mine.

Who are the second photographers?

I like to be honest with all of my clients. After all, if I was planning my wedding and did not understand the ins and out of weddings and photography, I would find it all incredibly overwhelming, and would love an honest opinion from someone with experience and knowledge in this industry. 
If you are having a large wedding, ie. over 130 guests then yes, I highly recommend booking a second photographer.
If you think your timeline is going to be tight and leave little time for candids of your day, details and guests due to a large group photo list or limited reception time, then again, a second photographer would be an advantage for those photos.
If Groom prep is important to you then a second photographer is required, I cannot be in two places at once, and even when both the bride and groom are

Do I need two photographers?

My clients who have booked a second photographer have been over the moon with their photographs and often speak of how great the second photographer was and how they love being able to see what the groom was up to on the day and have those "up the aisle" shots, as well as the added bonus of having the brides and grooms morning documented in their wedding album.
Equally, my clients who have not hired a second photographer for their wedding day have been just as happy with their photos, and have never said to me that they regret not having one.

A second photographer needs to be booked in a minimum of 3 months before your wedding. If you are one of my clients and unsure whether you need one, please do get in touch with your timeline in hand and we can discuss what will be best for you and your wedding day.

In summary...