Considering Family Dynamics When Planning Your Wedding Photography
For every wedding we photograph, we ask the couple to create a list of the formal family portraits they’d like to capture at their wedding.
When we first talk about the wedding, I’ll ask you a bit about your family. And weeks before the wedding, I send each couple a form to fill out to share these ideas with me… I include space for a very important topic: “Tell us a little about your family.”
For example, I want to know:
- Are there any family dynamics you want to share with me before the wedding?
- Are your grandparents going to be there?
- Are your parents divorced and in new relationships?
- What should we know when we’re directing family photos?
I can’t even describe how amazing Chris is to work with. He has such an amazing and calming presence which is an unbelievable characteristic to have for your photographer on your wedding day. He made photos so fun and listened to everything that we wanted.
We got all of our photos back from our wedding and I can’t even pick which ones are my favorite because they are all just so incredible. He captured moments that are so incredibly special to us, seriously didn’t miss a single one. I started sending them to our friends and family and even they were raving about how amazing our photographer was and how “he definitely loved me/us” but seriously it just felt like that for every single person at our wedding. I really just don’t even know how he did it!
Chris, you were the second best decision at my wedding – the first one was saying “I do.”
– Gerri, married 11-27-21
We were so impressed with the time Chris took to get to know us as a couple with our specific family dynamics. He made us incredibly comfortable in a time of high stress leading up to the wedding and left us with the most stunning photos. Though we had a big wedding he captured nearly all our guests and left us with beautiful portraits of family members that we will cherish for many years to come.
– Sarah, married 10-30-21
I have some pretty amazing clients!
If you’re currently planning a wedding (or if you’ve already tied the knot!), do you have a piece of advice that you would like to add to this list? Send me a DM on Instagram or leave a comment here!