Why formal family group photographs?
- Your parents/grandparents will definitely want a formal photo with you
- It may be the only printed memory some people have of themselves!
- They ALWAYS end up in the wedding album
- Some relatives may have travelled from abroad and might not often get a chance to have nice professional photography taken as a group.
What family group photographs are standard at weddings?
The following list is the standard group photo list we provide to all our clients.
For the sake of being inclusive: P1 + P2 = Partner 1 and Partner 2
- P1+P2 with Partner 1 parents
- P1+P2 with Partner 1 and siblings
- P1+P2 with Partner 1, siblings & Grandparents
- P1+P2 with Partner 1 extended family (cousins etc)
- P1+P2 with both sets of parents
- P1+P2 with Partner 2 parents
- P1+P2 with Partner 2 parents and siblings
- P1+P2 with Partner 2 parents, siblings & Grandparents
- P1+P2 with Partner 2 extended family (cousins etc)
I do suggest you don’t have more than 10 grouping max, otherwise, we will be there all night and will miss out on wedding party photo time. We can defiantly get photos of others group’s reception if need be.
When are the wedding group photos taken?
Typically w like to do the family photos stright after the ceromony , before everyone wounderers off to the bar. Family photos dont noramly take more then 30 mins MAX.
How can I help my photographer with the formal photographs?
We usually request a list of the names of each person in each group (we can’t always remember who everyone is or what family they belong to). This will make it much easier for us to find the people on the day. It is also useful if you can nominate someone from your wedding party to be a ranglur.
What about a big group photograph of everyone?
Yes! This is a must! If you want a photo of everyone, you could ask your celebrant to announce after the ceremony that everyone make their way to the agreed location for the photo.