Guide to Group Photos

If you don’t want to do any group photos that’s fine. If you want grab a few or even spend an hour doing them that’s also fine. However you need to know what groups you want to do as we do not know who is present at your wedding. In order to avoid forgetting someone that you really wanted a photo with I would suggest writing a list and bringing it with you. The groom can keep it in his jacket pocket.

In order to calculate how much time is required to do the groups I would estimate about 90 seconds per group photo. This seems quick but if you think that you may require 20 group photos then that means it could take 30 mins. Of course it depends a lot on how large the groups are and if everyone is present and ready for the photos. The time is a guide and it may take much less but it could take more.

To help speed up the process whilst we take the photos a best man or relative who knows everyone at the wedding can help gather the next group and make sure they are ready for their photo.

Here’s a guide to some of the group photos you might want to consider, there are many more that can be done but there are already quite a few here. A lot will also depend on your particular families members and relations. Remember it is just a guide to consider and help you produce your own list.

Bride + brides parents
Bride + brothers and sisters
Bride + brides parents + brothers and sisters
Bride + Groom + brides parents + brothers and sisters
Bride + brides close family + brides extended family
Bride + Groom + brides close family + brides extended family

Groom + grooms parents
Groom + brothers and sisters
Groom + grooms parents + brothers and sisters
Groom + Bride + grooms parents + brothers and sisters
Groom + grooms close family + grooms extended family
Groom + Bride + grooms close family + grooms extended family

Bride + bridemaids
Bride + Groom + bridemaids
Bride + bridemaids + flowergirl/s
Bride + Groom + bridemaids + flowergirl/s
Bride + flowergirl/s
Bride + Groom + flowergirl/s

Groom + bestmen
Groom + bestmen + pageboy/s
Groom + pageboy/s

Bride + Groom + everyone!

Other combinations can include, friends, work colleagues, girls only, boys only…

Jules Bower

Italian and destination wedding photographer Jules Bower photographs weddings in Italy, Europe and worldwide. His unique approach and expertise arrive from not only an obsession with photography but also because he owned one of the first and most successful wedding planning agencies in Italy.

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