Group shot guide
Keeping your group photos to a minimum keeps the day flowing, prevents forced smiles and lets you get back to the fun of mingling quicker!
Group photos are not a 30 second job. They can take at least 5/10 minutes per shot. Believe it or not, people tend to go missing, checking into their rooms, grabbing a drink at the bar or even just sometimes your mum or dad they think ‘oh I’m just going to go say hello to -insert aunties name here- ‘ and then they’re walking off and they can’t hear you calling them back. It happens!
I recommend somewhere between 8 to 10 group shots.
You want to have enough time to be mingling with your guests, enjoying a drink and the canapés that you carefully chose.
On the backend of that please remember we’ll need to keep a little bit of time aside for your couple photos too.
I will steal you away for about 15 minutes and we can capture some really gorgeous, romantic shots of the two of you and that is definitely something that we don’t want to rush.
I also tell all my couples to try and find a moment in the day the two of you can just have a moment alone. Breathe in and feel the butterflies.
This could even be just after we finish your couple photos, as your guests are being seated at the wedding breakfast.
My recommended group shot list
Bride(s) immediate family Groom(s) immediate family
The parents + Siblings
Whole wedding party
Flower girls and Pageboys Bride(s) with the bridesmaids Groom(s) with the groomsmen
Bride(s) with her maid of honour
Groom(s) with his best man
Finishing with some authentic, heartfelt shots of you both and a moment for the two of you to relax together.