Post # 1
For family photos during the wedding, I have a question about how to handle divorced/half-sibling families. FI’s parents are divorced and FMIL has a daughter from a second marriage. So, while I would love to have a family shot with FI and both parents and brothers, that would leave out his half-sister. BUT if we included her, then it’s out of place because FI’s father is not her father. Maybe just do FI with parents and do siblings separately? Thanks!
Post # 3
just take lots of combinations! Thats what we did. I just wish we didn’t have any of his mom and sister and him without me. thats the one his mom will frame. ugh.
Post # 4
Yeah I would do parents and siblings separately…
UGh I hate having divorced parents!! I really do not want to do a family shot with my Dad, his wife and her kids – I never lived with them (they got married when I was 21) and i do not consider her sons to be my “step brothers” at all. I feel like taking a photo with them is a waste of time!
Post # 5
@clarebee: Oh, I agree with that. Not from my experience, but FI’s. He actually had a couple years living with the stepsiblings, BUT, he’s not close to them, they’re not really nice people and I hadn’t even met one of them after 2 years together, so while they’ll be in large family shots, there will not be separate shots of FFIL, his wife, stepsiblings and us. No way, no how.
Post # 6
yeah, I would also go with the various combinations. And maybe one with everyone, even if you have to put the divorced parents on opposite sides!
If you do one huge group shot, then that could include all the parents and step-parents and step-kids/kids. No one would be able to complain that they were left out or treated unfairly….