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One of the most important aspects of your wedding day is the family formal portraits. This is a time when you will get to have all your loved ones together in one place, and capture this moment forever. However, planning ahead for these photos can be a bit tricky. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to plan for your family formal portraits, so that everything goes smoothly on your big day!
1. If you want formal family portraits taken at your wedding, start planning early.
Ideally, you should start planning at least six months in advance. This will give you plenty of time to book a photographer and coordinate with your family members on what outfits they will wear.
2. Choose a location that will be convenient for everyone and has plenty of space.
When choosing a location for your family formal portraits, keep in mind that you will need plenty of space for everyone to stand comfortably. It’s also important to choose a location that is convenient for all of your guests, so they can easily get to it.
Some good options for family formal portraits include:
– The entrance of your venue
– A garden or park
– An outdoor patio
– The reception hall
If you are having a destination wedding, you may also want to consider taking portraits on the beach or in another beautiful location near your venue.
3. Work with your photographer to come up with a shot list – make sure to include everyone in the photos!
When working with your photographer, it’s important to come up with a shot list. This will ensure that everyone in the family is included in the photos and that you get the shots you want.
Some things to consider when creating your shot list:
– Who will be in the photos? Will it be just immediate family, or extended family too?
– What type of shots do you want? Group shots, individual shots, couples shots?
– Where will the photos be taken? Indoor or outdoor?
– How much time do you want for family portraits? Typically, 30 minutes is enough time.
4. Dress appropriately for the portraits – the dress code should be semi-formal or formal.
When instructing your guests on what to wear for your family’s formal portraits, it’s important to dress appropriately. The dress code should be semi-formal or formal, so everyone is dressed in the same style.
It’s also a good idea to coordinate outfits ahead of time so that everyone looks their best in the photos.
Here are some general guidelines for what to wear:
– Men should wear a suit or tuxedo
– Women should wear a dress or skirt and blouse
– Children should wear dress clothes or formal outfits
Of course, you can always add your personal touch to these guidelines, depending on your wedding theme.
5. Make sure everyone is well-groomed.
When taking family formal portraits, it’s important to make sure everyone is well-groomed. This means having your hair and makeup was done nicely and being dressed in neat clothes.
6. Arrive on time for the shoot so there’s no rush and everyone can get their photos done properly.
Finally, make sure your guests arrive on time for the shoot. This will help ensure that there’s no rush and everyone can get their photos done properly. If you’re running behind schedule, let your photographer know so they can adjust accordingly.
If you’re looking for help planning your wedding day, or need a photographer to capture all the memories, be sure to reach out. We have years of experience in both areas and would love to help make your day perfect.