Family wedding portraits | Wedding is a beautiful time, however it takes a lot of effort to get it right. The vows, the dances, the fine food and finally lots of photo shoots.
Among all the happy and exciting couple shots there are those that your family look forward to the most – the family wedding portraits.
How to take them properly and how to perform in them to make the process as efficient as possible?
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- Prepare a list
We bet you want your additional photo shoots to be short and sweet. So how to execute them? Well, your preparations must start way before the wedding.
Try to find time to sit together, and think about all the family portrait ideas you always had in mind. Think about the family relations, connections and your family’s past (divorces, disputes, etc.). Let’s make this wedding photo shoot pleasurable for people of all ages.
If you don’t know where to begin, we prepared a sample list below.
- Have a plan B
So you thought out the list, the plan and outside background options.
Well, but what if it rains? Do you have any emergency choices that will be comfortable for all your wedding attendees?
Surely, You don’t want to run frantically around your venue looking for a dry spot for the perfect shots. Thinking about interior set options is crucial to make your family wedding photo shoot happen.
So take it easy and scout every corner of the venue to spot the most uniquely-looking walls or nooks.
- Schedule it wisely
Weddings are all about the celebration of your love.
However, certain meals and traditions take place at specific times.
Think about the best time for your family wedding photo shoot. Find a timebox which is wide enough to capture all the pictures you dream of without rushing the process. Remember, you want all of your guests to feel comfortable in order to get the most breath taking frames.
And now it’s time for the promised list of ideas for your family wedding pictures:
- Divide family wedding photo shoot time into 3 categories:
- Bride’s family
- Groom’s family
- Bridesmaids, groomsmen and friends
- Try not to overcrowd the pictures, unless it is something that you always wanted.
- Remember to make your guests and family feel special in the process. Don’t forget about ring bearers, flower girl and your pets, if they also ‘attend’ the wedding.
- Keep the shots with your friends composed and relaxed, as well as silly and quite candid. Don’t be afraid to have some fun!
- The easiest way to divide the family shoots is by the generations – cousins/siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents.
We hope that our little guide to perfect family wedding portraits turned out helpful. Should you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask us.