(Closed) do I have to take pictues with all my family members?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think you really <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-style: italic”><span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>have<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”> to take pictures with anyone; it’s up to you to decide who you want to get the pictures with!  Here are a few options that I came up with:

Consider taking pictures with immediate/close family during this time and getting pictures with the rest of the family later, like during or after the reception.  

If you and your groom are seeing each other beforehand or he won’t be included in some of the pictures, take them before the ceremony.  The same for pictures with his family.

You could also, take larger family pictures so that more people are included in each shot and minimize the time needed to take the pictures.  

 Hope this helps! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

No! You only need to take pictures with your immediate family.  Your extended family should be enjoying your cocktail hour while you are taking pictures. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second Caliocteach.  Most situations that I know of the bride and groom have pics with immediate families and the rest are with the wedding party.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@amandapink: I didn’t mean to imply that you have to take pictures with everyone.  As the other posts have noted, only immediate family and wedding party are really customary.  I misunderstood the question, and I assumed that because you were commenting on the size of your family you were wanting pictures with all of them. This certainly isn’t required!  Apologies for the confusion!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

A lot of our couples choose to do their wedding party, immediate families, and then HUGE groups of his side and her side, just so everyone’s in there for historical reference.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2003

you should just do the groupings you and he want – or of course those that your parents want if you care what they want

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I am a photographer and have shot many many weddings,It your wedding you do not have to do anything you dont want to!!!! Talk with your photographer before the wedding explian exactly your wants and dont wants.you should have nothing but joy on your wedding day!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Can’t you get some shots with important people at the reception? Maybe have your photographer walk around with you as you guys greet people, would probably be more candid looking and less posed anyhow?

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