Family Pose Ideas For Your Wedding

The family is a huge aspect of any wedding. They are what have molded us to what we are today. With that being said there are certain family shots that you will want to have for your wedding day as well. Most people take the family photos after the ceremony and allow the other guest to snack and be social while this is happening, then they do their entrance after all the family pictures are done. There are a few helpful ways to go about doing this without overwhelming the ones who do not like pictures, every family has that one person who loathes being a part of picture taking. You can have the groom do his family pictures with his family etc while you are getting ready. A lot can be done even though you cannot see each other. In this article we will discuss some photographs you do not want to miss with your family!

The Parents

For each group of family there is a particular set of photos you will want to have. Different groups, that way no one is left out and they flow nicely when you are viewing them and or printing them to give as a gift.

Here is the set up you will need to do with the parents involved

1. Couple + Partner One’s Parents

2. Partner One + Partner One’s Parents

3. Partner One + Each Parent Separately

4. Partner One + Parent + Stepparent, if applicable

5. Couple + Partner Two’s Parents

6. Partner Two + Partner Two’s Parents

7. Partner Two + Each Parent Separately

8. Partner Two + Parent + Stepparent, if applicable

9. Couple + Both Sets of Parents

10. Couple + Both Sets of Parents + Stepparent

Siblings Wedding Photo List

  1.  Couple + Partner Two’s Siblings
  2. .Partner Two +Partner Two’s Sister(s)
  3. .Partner Two + Partner Two’s Brother(s)
  4.  Couple + Partner Two’s Parents + Partner Two’s Siblings
  5.  Couple + All Parents + Siblings

Grandparents Wedding Photo List

  1.  Couple + Partner One’s Grandparents
  2.  Partner One + Partner One’s Grandma(s)
  3.  Partner One + Partner One’s Grandpa(s)
  4.  Couple + Partner Two’s Grandparents
  5.  Partner Two + Partner Two’s Grandma(s)
  6.  Partner Two + Partner Two’s Grandpa(s)
  7.  Couple + All Grandparents
  8.  Couple + Partner One’s Parents + Partner One’s Siblings + Partner One’s Grandparents
  9.  Couple + Partner Two’s Parents + Partner Two’s Siblings + Partner Two’s Grandparents
  10.  Couple + All Parents, Siblings, and Grandparents

Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins Wedding Photo List

  1. Couple + Partner One’s Parents + Partner One’s Siblings + Partner One’s Grandparents + Partner One’s Aunt(s) + Partner One’s Uncle(s) + Partner One’s Cousins
  2. Couple + Partner Two’s Parents + Partner Two’s Siblings + Partner Two’s Grandparents + Partner Two’s Aunt(s) + Partner Two’s Uncle(s) + Partner Two’s Cousins

In addition to providing this wedding photo list of family portraits to your photographer, you also want to give some consideration to the overall photography timeline of your wedding day. Think about the different location options for your portraits, and discuss these locales with your photographer. Also, make sure you settle the “first look” debate with your soon-to-be spouse. Finalizing your wedding photo list, portrait locations and other details in advance of your big day will ensure that your wedding portraits and family wedding photos go smoothly and, best of all, quickly. It is always best to have every moment of your day in a time line so you hit no major moments that will end up ruining the moment for you.

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