Family photos at a wedding is a great time to get all of your family members photographed who you do not see a lot and a bargain that everyone is dressed for the occasion.
BUT with family photos it can most times be a headache to get everyone orchestrated, but that can be overcome with these tips:
- Compile a family list with your fiancé. By doing this you will not miss an important group photo. Normally your photographer will also ask for a list of family memebers you want photographed, so you can send this list on to your photographer.
- It is a great idea to assign the MC or anyone who is familiar with the family to orchestrate all the family members. Make sure this person receives a copy of the family groupings.
- Ask your minister to announce when the ceremony is done that all the immediate family member’s must come together at a certain point after the confetti has been thrown. Everyone will then know that they must go to a specific point and there will be no missing family members. This is also a good time if you want a big group photo of all your guests.
- You can also discuss with your family members before your wedding that you would like a family photo taken with them at the wedding so they know of this in advance.
- Let your photographer know if there are any special considerations at your wedding. For example, your aunt from another country is at the wedding and of course you would like a photo with her or your parents are divorced, whatever the situat
ion is. Your photographer will not know this stuff if you do not communicate with her/him.Here is a list of family photos that is mostly taken on the day, but change as you see fit:
Bride & Groom with bride’s family
Bride & Groom with groom’s family
Bride & Groom with both parents
Bride & Groom with bride’s parents
Bride & Groom with groom’s parents
Bride with each parent alone
Groom with each parent alone
Bride & Groom with grandparents
Are you planning your wedding and was these tips helpful?