Family Pictures..The List!

Hi Friends!

So, I would like to talk about family photos during a wedding day. 

The family shots are for the immediate family & those certain members you just want in those really pretty, set up shots. 

I always have my brides draft a list for me to go by while Im doing family shots. I ask them weeks in advance to get the list together & on it they write names of family members they want to have formal photos with. When the big day arrives, I have the list on hand & I let everyone know that if you don't hear your name then we will catch you at the reception ;)

I always tell the bride & groom (& I make certain that this happens) that any extended family we can always get semi-formal shots at the reception. 

 

This list is SO helpful for a few reasons:

1.)The bride & groom DO NOT have to be responsible for sifting through the after ceremony chaos to pick out who they want in their formal photos.

I remove the stress by calling out names from my trusty list;)

2.) If there is a certain family member you really don't want in the formal family shots, then the name will not be on the list so I will not call them to join in the mix.

We will make sure to grab them at the reception & get that photo so they are involved!

3.)If there are blended families with step parents, half/step brothers or sisters then my having the list before the wedding day helps me to help the bride avoid a potentially awkward situation with a family member.

I step right in & delegate based on my trusty list;)

4.)If there is a particular person that isn't necessarily part of the immediate or extended family, but the bride wants a formal photo with them, then I am able to find them before hand & let them know to hang around once family photos begin! 

And the bride has a photo that she will cherish forever! 

So, brides, if you let your photographer know in advance who you would like in your formal family photos & present them with a list, I know they will love you even longer than forever!!

 

Til' next time!

Alyssa Edwards & her sweet Mom & Dad. Photo by Michelle Taulbee Photography

Alyssa Edwards & her sweet Mom & Dad. Photo by Michelle Taulbee Photography

The beautiful Moore/Rockwell bunch! Photo by Michelle Taulbee Photography 

The beautiful Moore/Rockwell bunch! Photo by Michelle Taulbee Photography 

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