Tips for Family Photos on a Wedding Day
I’m going to be admit gathering people for wedding day family photos can be the hardest part, however family photos are some of the most important. Lists are only helpful when there’s someone there to help. This is where my assistant comes in…this is the only time of day that my second shooter does not shoot along side of me because their only job is to herd family members!
I always take time to educate my clients and let them know what they need to do to ensure everything flows smoothly.
I am sending you this email separately because of the high importance.
Family formal photos can be chaotic…I would like to make sure that they run as smoothly as possible on your wedding day. Please let both sides of the families know they are NOT to leave at the end of the ceremony. Please ask that they hold off on getting a beverage or running to the restroom until after the photos are taken (except for emergencies of course). Can you please assign one organized (a.k.a. bossy) family member from each side to help corral family members for photos? I also ask that ALL members of the wedding party stick around as well. In my experience, if everyone is ready to go and present then we will be able to complete the family formals in less than 20 minutes (which means more time for cocktail hour!!) Can you please confirm that you received this email?
Can’t wait to meet your families,
For the gentlemen… hands in pockets and jacket buttoned. For the ladies…. bouquets placed right under the bust and positioning on the side that will allow the corsage to show.