Post # 1
Hey all (and especially photographers),
Our photorapher requested a shot list detailing the shots we’d like of the different family permutations. Can anyone tell me how many photos this usually is? Just going through I feel like I have a million (Groom with mom, Groom with Dad, Groom with Mom and Dad, Groom and Bride with Mom….etc.) Should I be editing more or is this standard?
Post # 3
Very standard. We have a list of 40 shots and with adding and pulling people my photog has asked for 30 mins
Post # 4
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 # 5
@mrscash: How many did you give them total? We have about 30-35 combinations which seems like a ton to me, though I guess some will be taken before the ceremony and some after.
Post # 6
@RobinBananas: At least 15 during the main portrait time, excluding any shots beforehand which would add like 10.
Post # 7
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.