Post # 1
I was wondering who is typically in the family pictures.
I remember I was in a few formally posed pictures at my aunt’s wedding even though none of us were in the wedding party, but I am not sure how common it is to include aunts/uncles/nieces/nephews/cousins, etc…
We are doing all our formal photos before the ceremony so we would have to let these extended relatives to come an hour earlier to be in the photos. It would be really nice to have some pictures of us with everyone, but it would be weird if only like half the extended family could make it and I am not sure how normal that request is anyways…
What do you think, Bees?
Post # 3
It’s completely up to you! You can have whoever you want in the family pictures! Besides, everyone’s family has diffferent family dynamics so it really depends on your own preference. Here is a general guideline if you need:
- bride and groom
- with bride’s parents
- with bride’s intermediate family (parents and siblings)
- with bride’s siblings only?
- with bride’s grandparents
- with groom’s parents
- with groom’s intermediate family
- with groom’s siblings only?
- with groom’s grandparents
- with both bride’s and groom’s parents
- with both intermediate families
Additional if you desire:
- with bride’s extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.)
- with groom’s extended family
It really depends on what you want. You can have anyone you want in the pictures, even friends.
Post # 4
Were asking everyone (aunts/uncles/cousins and their kids) to come an hour before the ceremony for pictures. We won’t need a whole hour but I don’t want guests seeing us take pics
Post # 5
Generally I try to tell my couples to limit family photos to immediate family (grandparents, parents, siblings…as well as the spouses/kids of their siblings). If they want a picutre with Aunt Sally, we can get it at the reception. It becomes WAY too much to go into various groupings. I just shot a 300 person wedding tonight, which huge families. They did bring in extended family for large group shots and while it went okay tonight, normally it’s a mess.