Category: Photography Styles
Many photographers have a more photojournalistic style, meaning they catch it as it happens – chance glances, spontaneous moments, the whole story. The focus here is that very few if any of these photos are posed.
However, many couples still request a few group photos, and most photographers are more than happy to accommodate this request. But group photos require a little extra attention to make sure they go smoothly!
Tips for group photos:
Make sure more than one photo is taken.
Everyone is in a rush, but you’ll never have the opportunity to take these photos again. Make sure that every group has at least a few photos taken so that you’ll have plenty to choose from later.
But make sure it’s not too many.
Yes, you want to get the right photo. But it’s already been a long day and it’s about to get longer. Guests are usually anxious to get to the reception and don’t feel like standing around too long, so make sure you’re able to wrap up in a decent amount of time.
Make a list.
Last but certainly not least, make sure that you’ve made a list of the pictures you want taken. For example: a photo of the wedding party, a photo of the bride’s parents, the groom’s parents, siblings, best friends, etc. Ensure the people on those lists knows that they’re on the list so you’re not looking for someone last minute, wasting your wedding day and precious daylight!
Just because it’s a group photo doesn’t mean it has to be stoic and posed where everyone has a half-smile. You’ve got plenty of time before your wedding, so come up with some fun and creative poses for your guests. Jump in the air, lay on the ground, run from an imaginary T-rex (to be added in later!), or anything else, to your heart’s content!