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Need a place to start?

Putting together a list of the family photos you want can be a little overwhelming at first. Have no fear! This list will definitely get you moving in the right direction.

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Please include your relationship and the first name of

every person in each photograph. You don't need to

include your own names.


Here's an example of the

preferred format:

Bride + Groom w/ Bride's Parents & Siblings (Jane, John,

Sally, John Jr.)

Here are several suggestions. Most couples include

eight to twelve groupings on their family photo list.

1. Bride + Groom w/ Officiant (name)

2. Bride + Groom w/ Flower Girls & Ring Bearers (comma separated names)

3. Bride + Groom w/ Bride's Parents (comma separated names)

4. Bride + Groom w/ Bride's Parents & Siblings (comma separated names)

5. Bride + Groom w/ Bride's Grandparents (comma separated names)

6. Bride + Groom w/ Bride's Parents & Grandparents (comma separated names)

7. Bride + Groom w/ Bride's Parents, Grandparents, & Siblings (comma separated names)

8. Bride + Groom w/ Groom's Parents (comma separated names)

9. Bride + Groom w/ Groom's Parents & Siblings (comma separated names)

10. Bride + Groom w/ Groom's Grandparents (comma separated names)

11. Bride + Groom w/ Groom's Parents & Grandparents (comma separated names)

12. Bride + Groom w/ Groom's Parents Grandparents, & Siblings (comma separated names)

Some people also want some individual photos… ex. Bride + Mom or Groom + Dad, etc. Keep these in mind but don’t go overboard. Take time to consider if the pictures being taken are the photos you’ll be using in an album or printing for yourself/others. 



Large Groups

Large groups are more difficult to pose than small

groups. Although I'll photograph everything on your

list, please try to organize family groupings so that

they include fewer than 12 to 14 people.

Let People Know

After we finalize your list, contact each person and

them know that they're included in family photos.

Stress how they shouldn't wander off after the

ceremony or they might disappear to grab a drink,

visit a restroom, or smoke a cigarette.

Indoor Portraits

Although most family portraits occur outside, if an

indoor location is required, add ten minutes to the

family photo schedule so that I have enough time

to setup and break down my stands and flashes.

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