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 Mother-In-Law with her two brothers and all their kids) but Mother-In-Law 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.