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Sample Posed/Formal Group Shot List

You won’t have to tell me to get shots of the wedding dress, or the bride getting her hair done, or groomsmen getting dressed or cake cutting and first dances…. I got that stuff covered.

What I DO need to know from you is what posed, formal group shots we need to get.  I don’t know all your aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, etc.  Getting this shot list together several weeks before the wedding is a must to make sure I can provide you with the best photography services on you big day. The last thing anyone needs is to hurt aunt Suzie’s feelings because she was left out of the family pictures. 😀

A group shot list will make things run smoothly. My partner and I will work to make these quick and painless while maintaining quality family and wedding party portraits.

Here’s a sample to get you started:

Group Shot List (SAMPLE)

Bride & Groom +

  • Everyone! (Family and wedding party in one big photo)
  • All family members
  • Both sets of grandparents & parents
  • Both sets of grandparents
  • Grooms grandparents only
  • Brides grandparents only
  • Ceremony officiant

* Grandparents are done! They can go to the reception.

  • Flower girls & ring bearers (it’s good to get these out of the way early too since kids often have little patience for standing around)
  • Both sets of parents
  • Groom’s parents
  • Groom’s parents & siblings
  • Bride’s parents
  • Bride’s parents & siblings
  • Siblings only
  • Other family

* Family members are done! They can go to the reception.

  • Entire wedding party
  • Groom + bridesmaids
  • Bride + bridesmaids
  • Bride + each bridesmaid individually
  • Bride + groomsmen
  • Groom + groomsmen
  • Groom + each groomsman individually
  • Bride + groom (portrait)
  • Bridal portrait
  • Groom portrait

* Formal group photos are done! Let’s party!

Possible Pre-Ceremony Shots:

  • Bride + bridesmaids
  • Bride + each bridesmaid individually
  • Groom + groomsmen
  • Groom + each groomsman individually
  • Bride + family members
  • Groom + family members
  • Bridal portrait
  • Groom portrait

First Look

If you want to do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony, many of the group shots can be taken before the ceremony!

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