(Closed) Just curious…what did you do with all of the formal posed group shots?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
14485 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 6
4669 posts
Honey bee

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
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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.

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