Post # 1
I was trying to sit down and make a list of all of the possible permutations we might want of group shots including family members or our wedding party, and researching shot lists (some of which are impressively extensive!), I’m wondering how many of these types of photos I’d really like to have.
We do want the basics with our wedding party and our families, and some with extended family, but I’m wondering if I could cut the group photos during cocktail hour a little short to get more photos of just me and Fiance.
To those who have their professional wedding photos, did you get a lot of formal posed shots? Do you display them, or does your family display them? Basically, what became of them…and was it worth the time spent arranging and posing and coordinating everyone?
Post # 3
i didn’t get a lot of those formal shots, partly because we started late and it cut into photo time. however, the ones i have we plan to just put in our album. before the ceremony we took a bunch of photos of me and my husband and those are the ones i am choosing from to display. so i am very happy we got so many good ones of us. i am also giving a framed photo to my mom of me and her, and also a couple to my sister since her baby and husband are in them (like one fram with four 4×6 photos), and also a photo to my husband’s sister and parents. basically i think they make good gifts and are good for albums. i don’t want to display them because i think it would be too much in addition it the bride and groom photos (like 2 or 3) we are planning to put up. although, i might put up one bridal party photo on display because we got some great ones.
Post # 4
We had a extensive list also! We did bride and groom with:
- grooms grandparents
- brides grandparents
- grooms parents
- brides parents
- grooms immediate family
- brides immediate family
- both immediate family
- grooms immed + extended family
- brides immed + extended family
- bridal party
- bride + bms
- groom + gms
The only one we have printed and displayed is the one with both immediate familys and bridal party. For our own collection, the rest I didnt really care much about, but I wanted those so that we could send them to each respective group. We didnt do any singlar shots like bride + brides parents or family, etc. Each had us both since it was *our* day.
Organize your list with the biggest group of people first so like extended family, then with grandparents, then parents/immediate so that as people get their shot done, you can shoo them away from the picture area and lessen the confussion.
Post # 5
@pinkshoes: Love your list! I may have to borrow it…I think that would be just the right amount of group shots to satisfy everyone without taking forever. I don’t want a million versions of the same photo, and I also think we’d value photos of the two of us on our wedding day over shots of the bride and GMs or groom and BMs, etc, etc.
Post # 6
I work in custom framing so I’ll give you an idea what people mostly have framed?
- Bride/Groom (obvs)
- Mom and Dad of both Bride and Groom
- Wedding Party and Bride and Groom
That’s about 90% of the wedding photos I see come in. Typically the only ones I see people spend a significant amount of money on (to be custom framed) are Bride/Groom portraits. Some families do get collage frames of all the fun/nice photos, but typically it’s one of the above that are done.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
When organizing your shot list for portraits, it’s also a good idea to prioritize into Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 are the groupings you absolutely must have. Tier 2 are the groupings that are nice to have, but that can be cut if time runs short. So if a photo of you and Gramma means the world to you, put it in Tier 1. If you and Gramma aren’t BFF, and you are only doing the photo to humor your Mom, put it in Tier 2.
Post # 8
@lovekiss: That’s a great idea, too! I think we’ll be running behind schedule, so I’ll try to make a list of must-haves as first priority.