(Closed) Catholic bees: are you doing family pictures at the church?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The church we are getting married at doesn’t allow posed photos so we are doing family pictures after the ceremony at the hotel where the reception is being held.

Post # 4
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@loveknows: whaaaat? posed pictures during the ceremony? that seems odd. we did family pictures before the ceremony on the church grounds and then a few with our priest after the ceremony on the altar after everyone cleared out.

Post # 5
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was thinking I would do bm and gm pics at the church but not family ones. maybe just me Fiance and our son though. and we would do it right after the ceremony.

Post # 6
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

we did them before the wedding – both indoor and outdoor.

Post # 8
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Before the recessional? That seems crazy.

We did some family pictures after, outside on the steps.

A GREAT thing my photographer did was she asked for a list of what family shots we wanted beforehand so it was just boom, boom, boom, done. For example, bride & groom with parents, bride & groom with parents + siblings, etc. It made it go quickly  and then we were off!

It also helps to let family members know if they are expected to stay around after. That way, they are right there when needed and then its done.

Post # 9
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Before the recessional? Crazy! We did everything we could take early ahead of time (we didn’t do a first look or anything, so it was all the photos that Darling Husband and I weren’t both in). Then, we did about 20 minutes of formal photos after the recessional (all the guests were headed to the reception already).

Our church had a 15-minute limit for photos, but the church wedding coordinator didn’t have a problem with us taking an extra 5.

We did tell everyone ahead of time that needed to be in photos to stick around (to avoid wasting time finding people!)

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