Rock your family photos with these 3 easy tips

With so many people to wrangle at once, it's no wonder family photos are the part of your wedding day that's most likely to be disorganized and throw you off schedule.

Unless you follow these 3 easy tips, of course 😉

big family group shot and wedding party at greetings from Buffalo postcard mural in downtown Buffalo NY

1. Provide a group photo list to your photographer before your wedding day. Make sure they know about what makes your family unique - such as step-parents, deceased family, in-laws, etc. Keep your list of groups short, you can always take time at your reception for more group photos!

Before the big day, notify any family or friends that you will want in these photos when & where you will be taking them so no one is searching for missing Aunt Rosie.

bride and groom greet family and guests after wedding ceremony at Camp Pioneer in Angola on the Lake

2. Pick two loud & friendly helpers to assist your photographer with rounding up each group. It's best if these helpers know both families well and can be loud. After the ceremony, have your officiant make an announcement asking family to stay in the ceremony location. Make sure your loud & friendly helper is there to help gather each group!

3. Get restless young children's photos out of the way first, as well as the elderly or anyone who you don't want sitting around too long. As each group finishes, they can exit and head to the cocktail hour.

Wedding party portrait at Roycroft Inn in East Aurora NY

As long as you're well organized and have a solid game plan, family photos should be a breeze!

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