My wife Robin has never studied photography but recently I have started handing her one of my additional cameras so that she can help shoot weddings. Normally she focuses on atmosphere type shots but she also gets a different angle than I do.
She has been learning a lot and taking her new skills beyond the assistant level of setting up lighting, changing batteries and swapping out lenses.
While I do not charge for two photographers because Robin lacks pro credentials, our brides benefit by having her growing skills and second perspective shooting their weddings. You get two photographers for the prices of one.
If you purchase at the platinum level you get two true professional photographers plus Robin.
We enjoy working weddings together!