The Girl With The Camera

A wedding photographer must be someone exceptional. They have a few hours to capture your once in a lifetime moment that took you years of dreaming, months of planning and weeks to ensure perfection.

Check out these tips to get all the special people in your family prepared for the family photos.

Family Portraits on Your Wedding Day: The List

One of the most frustrating and often stressful times for couples is taking their family photographs on their wedding day. There is the small window of opportunity for these photos. These can be done beautifully and with little stress, if planned well beforehand.

Help me to help you. Quick but beautiful images of family members during a 10-30 minute time frame.

Family photos are usually scheduled immediately after the ceremony. This helps guarantee that everyone is present and on time. Budget 3 minutes for each family portrait grouping.

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 or visit a restroom.

Please send your family photo list a week in advance to me as well as one person of each family to help gather the family combinations.  It always helps if the MC can help with arrangements and gathering of big groups...

List of some photo combination ideas


  • Bride + Bride’s Parents
  • Bride + Bride’s Mom
  • Bride + Bride’s Dad
  • Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents
  • Bride + Groom and both sides’ parents
  • Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents
  • Groom + Groom’s Parents
  • Groom + Groom’s Mom
  • Groom + Groom’s Dad


  • Bride + Groom + Bride’s Siblings
  • Bride + Bride’s Sister(s)
  • Bride + Bride’s Brother(s)
  • Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Bride’s Siblings



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