HOW TO GET READY FOR POSED GROUPS/FAMILY FORMALS
Things to consider:
Time of the day (light may be an issue and there is a need for additional lighting), how many people are in each group, how disciplined are your guests, how much can you endure (Spain is a hot country in the summer), how much time do you have between other things (some things can be moved, others – not. You don’t want to eat a cold dinner on your wedding day).
Timing is everything
Family Formals -Tips
- talk to all involved. Very often the couple decides on some groups only to have their family step in DURING the shoot and request entirely different groups (hello, Mums!)
- make a list of MUST HAVES first and talk to your photographer how long do they think it would take to complete the list. Then you can have some extras that can be added on if time permits (i.e. the food’s not ready yet or they’re still looking for centerpieces)
put generic names on your list such as BRIDE & GROOM / PARENTS/ SIBLINGS/ etc. for the photographer and have another list for the SHEPARD with real people’s names. So, when you put a generic ‚WORK FRIENDS’ for the photographer, you add MONICA, GERRY, ADONIS, MANUELA to the SHEPARD’S list.
And who the heck is a SHEPARD anyway?? A Shepard is a designated person who is familiar with most people at the wedding and can help the photographer round them up for photos. Could be the Bestman or one of the bridesmaids or anyone bossy enough and preferably loud voice. I, for example, can be bossy, no problem 😄 but having someone help me speeds up the entire process a lot.