Photographer Family Photo List – Help?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Very standard. We have a list of 40 shots and with adding and pulling people my photog has asked for 30 mins

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The more detailed the better to make sure you have everything you need – I left out one or two combinations and we didn’t have them! I didn’t get one of my DH’s siblings with mine, and I didn’t get my sister/flowergirl with my BMs and my brother/ringbearer with the groomsmen. I did forget to have some aunt/uncle family shots (i.e MIL with her two brothers and all their kids) but MIL remembered and we had them. Do NOT expect your photographer to just KNOW, they have enough on their plate and need that direction from you.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@RobinBananas:  At least 15 during the main portrait time, excluding any shots beforehand which would add like 10.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

My advice is to keep it as brief as possible.  If (and that’s a big IF) your families are organized and exactly where they need to be, each combination takes a couple of minutes.  If you add it all up you might be standing there taking photos for a long time if your list is long or a family member goes missing.  Stick to the list, and if you have more time after then allow combinations on the fly.

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