Your wedding is one of the biggest moments of your life, and it’s only natural that you want to capture it in all its glory. But let’s face it – taking family wedding photos can be a real pain in the you-know-what. Between wrangling your relatives, trying to look your best, and keeping everything on schedule, it’s enough to make you want to elope. But fear not, my lovelies – we’ve got some tips to help you take your family wedding photos without losing your mind
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Plan Ahead: Make a List and Check it Twice
The first step in avoiding family photo-induced hysteria is to plan ahead. And that means making a list. Take some time before the wedding to figure out who you want in your family photos and what combinations you want them in. Write it all down, and make sure to give a copy to your photographer and your bridesmaid, or your mom (because let’s be real, she’ll be the one asking for it).
Keep it Short and Sweet:
The Power of Limiting Your Shots You know what they say – less is more. That’s especially true when it comes to family wedding photos. Don’t try to capture every single cousin, aunt, and uncle you’ve ever met. Focus on immediate family and close relatives, and limit your shot list to a maximum of twenty groupings. You’ll be thankful you did when you’re not still posing for pictures at midnight.
Think About the Elderly and the Kids: A Considerate Approach
Remember that not everyone in your family is as young and spry as you are. Be considerate of elderly guests and take their needs into account when planning your photo session. Start by photographing them first and avoid making them wait around for too long. Similarly, get the kids’ photos taken care of early on – they’ve got short attention spans and plenty of energy to burn.
Communicate Clearly: Avoid Confusion and Make It Fun
Communication is key when it comes to family wedding photos. Make sure everyone knows what’s going on and what’s expected of them. That means having a clear plan, communicating it to your photographer and your family members, and being willing to improvise when necessary. And hey, why not make it fun while you’re at it? Bring along some props, crack some jokes, and enjoy the moment.
So there you have it, folks! These are the secrets to getting through your family wedding photos without feeling like you’re in a never-ending episode of “America’s Next Top Model: Family Edition.” And if you’re still feeling overwhelmed, don’t fret. Our blog is full of more helpful tips and tricks that’ll make your big day a breeze.
But hey, if you’re ready to kick your feet up and let the professionals handle it, look no further. MKEshoots has got you covered. Our talented photographers know how to capture all the love, joy, and chaos that comes with a family wedding. So why not make things easy on yourself and drop us a line? Trust us, you won’t regret it!
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