A short GUIDE TO what GROUP shots to consider AT YOUR WEDDING
Couple's book me to photograph their wedding because they would like a documentary wedding photographer who keeps overly posed traditional wedding photographs to a minimum. That however doesn’t mean that I won’t capture a few group photos of you and your family. A wedding is a wonderful celebration and probably one of the rare times that you have all of your family and friends gathered together with you both.
Group photos at weddings can be stressful, as you worry about making sure that everyone gets photographed, then there is the actual organising of the requested shot, trying to persuade the people that don’t like having their photograph taken to participate, there are always people on their mobile phones (usually at the back) and I had one MOB who refused to walk on grass in her new shoes.
HOW MANY GROUP SHOTS SHOULD YOU INCLUDE
Every wedding photographer in Norfolk will have their own preferred way of shooting group photos at weddings and I ALWAYS advise that if you do not wish to break tradition and forgo the formalities of group shots altogether. You carefully consider the must have photos that you really want and keep group shots to a minimum, under 10 is best. Any more than that and you can run into issues with your wedding timeline. Posed formal photographs most people wish to avoid on their wedding day, so I think that the key approach to group photos now is keeping them relaxed and the list short.