Wedding Photos to Remember
With your wedding day quickly approaching, there is much that you must plan for, but don’t forget that, ultimately, this is a day to have fun and to create memories. After all, it should only happen once, and you will want to look back with fond thoughts. When you have a great photographer, you will be left with physical memories of the fantastic day. Remember, that there are many pictures that will hold meaning in the years after the big event, not just those of you and your spouse.
When planning the photoshoot with the person hired to be on the other side of the camera, consider the people who hold great meaning in your life.
Parents It is generally considered the norm to have the bride and groom stand with both sets of parents, and then with each set individually. When step-parents must be considered, then the group shot would include them as well, and individual shots will be taken with each set of parents, whether it be two sets or eight. Often the bride or groom will request a photo with biological parents, even if they are no longer married.
Siblings Photos of siblings with the bride and groom are often included in the package, as are whole family shots, including parents and siblings. The bride or groom may also request separate photos with each individual sibling.
Grandparents Grandma and Grandpa should definitely be included in the photo shoot. Get a picture of the bride and groom with all generations of the family – including grandparents, parents, siblings, and the happy couple. This can be done for her family and his. Also, consider separate shots with each set of grandparents.
Aunts Uncles and Cousins Some couples will request that aunts, uncles, and cousins be included in the photo taking. This is generally the case when there is a close relationship with those individuals.
Remember that you can get photos taken with all of your guests throughout the night, and you don’t even have to make a point to do so. A great photographer will capture action shots during the reception that will carry much greater meaning than those that were posed shots.