Looking for family photo tips for your wedding day? You’re in the right place!
If you’re having a wedding larger than just the two of you in attendance, chances are you’re going to want some family photos from your wedding day. How do you make sure these pictures aren’t completely chaotic during your wedding? Hang on, cause I’m here to guide you through the process. Here’s a few family photo tips!
A few months before each wedding I photograph, I reach out to my couple to have them create a family photo list. I ask them to write down each grouping with each person’s first and last name. On wedding day, this makes it super easy for me to shout out whoever’s name needs to be in the photo with the couple so we can keep the process moving efficiently. Definitely recommend you make a list for your own family pictures and chat with your photographer about it!
Got a bridesmaid who knows your family super well? Ask them to help grab anyone who may have wandered off! Having a “family wrangler” around who knows which people need to be in the photos is sooo helpful to make sure we streamline the process. Plus, then we aren’t stuck waiting for your mom who went to grab your brother which slows everything down.
Want to do a few larger group photos with aunts, uncles, cousins or other extended family members? Awesome! Let’s save it for cocktail hour or reception. I recommend keeping your crucial family photo list to your immediate family members and grandparents so it goes by quickly. We make sure to get the most important images you really want. I highly recommend to my couples that they stick to about 10 family photo combinations total. It can get exhausting after more than 10 different groupings! I want to make sure you feel relaxed instead of stressed out by your fam.
Hope these family photo tips are useful for you two as you plan your wedding day!
Looking for more advice? Check out my best tips on how to prepare for your engagement session!