1. Plan the Family and Group shots before the day arrives, and make a list for the photographer. It can take as little as 20 minutes if you planned it. If not, the photographer will be stuck while you’re scrambling to get everyone together.
2. Your list should be about 10 photos, no more. Think about the photos you would want to print, and only list those. Wouldn’t you want more time to shoot your couple photos?
3. Ask your photographer (before the wedding day) to think of some creative poses for these shots. There’s no need to stand in a line. Grab a couch and have it placed on a lawn to create a little interest.
5. Ask all the ladies to leave their purses or clutch bags out of the shot. It can really make a photo untidy.
6. The background is equally important. Take a moment and make sure you’re happy with the backdrop of these shots. There are potentially images that will be displayed in relatives’ homes for a long time – you don’t want a nasty drainpipe in the background, do you?
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