Sorry for taking up most of this subthread! Anyways, looking for thoughts on second shooters. Of course, I always try to have one for weddings, but my question is, how long do you keep them? Everytime I've second shot a wedding, I was there until the lead left (so the whole day), but as a lead, I don't really see myself needing a second for the whole day. I would mainly need them for getting ready photos, and the ceremony. So my thought is to just hire them for those things, and then give them the option to stay longer (unpaid) if they want to stick around for portfolio stuff, but it would just be for them (not photos for me). Anyone else feel this way, or do anything different?