Wedding Group Photos

January 13, 2019
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For most couples, a few group photos are important and a staple part of wedding photography. How often do you all manage to get together at the same time? Let alone be dressed in your finery too? That’s an occasion to mark with a photo in itself!

With a carefully thought-through list and the help of your Ushers or Toastmaster to gather your guests, I’ll get these done as quickly as possible. As a guide, allow 3-5 minutes per group.

“You did a fab job and were so fast too. I was concerned they might take a long time but you got us straight through them and they’re still great photos!” Ian & Kristy McDougall

Smart casual is my usual style.

Prefer a formal look? Or something even more relaxed? We can adapt the style slightly so that it fits the dynamic and personalities of each group. So if you don’t like hands in pockets or want to keep your drinks that’s fine by me. The only thing that’s not my jam is anything quirky because that tends to take up a lot of time to style and direct.

I’ll set up each group carefully so that everyone looks good. Ties done up, buttonholes straight and nothing distracting in hands. But I like to keep things laid-back and friendly to get genuinely happy expressions. A short list is a crucial part of this.

I’ll take plenty of duplicates to make sure there’s a picture where everyone has their eyes open and is looking the right way and smiling at the same time! Not an easy feat when there’s champagne on offer!

Bride and six bridesmaids wearing different dresses all in blush pink
Bride laughing with her five bridesmaids wearing pale pink dresses
Bride wearing birdcage veil with her flower girls and page boys
Two flower girls in pink dresses and fresh flower crowns
Flower girls wearing white dresses and carrying white & greenery bouquets
Four flower girls with white flower crowns, ivory dresses and dusty yellow sashes
Bride with her horse and three dogs
Left: four bridesmaids wearing Two Birds Bridesmaid dresses. Right: Groomsmen wearing navy suits
Bride and groom with their bridesmaids and best men
Groom and groomsmen outside Market Harborough Catholic church
Bride and groom with groom's immediate family
Bride and groom with both of their families and bridal party
Bride and groom with groom's parents and sister
Bride with her mum and two sisters
Bride and groom with the bride's friends
Bride with her best friends
Bride and groom with their friends

Want a photo of everyone?

I’m more than happy to do it if there’s a high vantage point or some steps that will allow everyone to be seen.

Allow around 10 minutes for 80-100 guests. I recommend doing this either right at the start of the reception when everyone is already together or right at the end when you need to get your guests together to go for dinner.

And then it’s back to the party. Yay!

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