Does an assistant take the shots?

No, usually I do all the shots and videos myself but when requested, or when necessary I'll use a second shooter for wedding photography and sometimes wedding videography. I'm always there even when we have a team. We have great drone photographers and I often work with Debra Morrison who is superb. Deb, being a woman, has a completely different eye from me and always manages to get superb shots that I never thought of. She's also a fiend for photos of cakes, shoes, accessories and stuff. She has a wonderful eye and we make a great team! Love you Deb!