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Capturing the best group photo’s

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Admin under Uncategorized

5 Tips for Capturing the Best Group Photos at Weddings

There are many different kinds of photos that are clicked on a wedding day. One of the most important ones among these is group photos. It includes family photos, photos with friends and bridesmaids, and photos of the entire wedding party, etc. These pictures are mandatory, and getting these pictures taken is a tradition in all the weddings, as it is not often that a family reunion like this happens. Having group photos taken reminds you of who attended your ceremony and are a token to keep in the wedding album. It reminds you of what an amazing day it was even after it has been many years.

If you are a beginner photographer and looking for tips to ace the group photography game, here are some tips to help you out.

1.     Don’t take too many of them

It is best not to think of taking a number of group photos as they take time. Depending on the size of the group, it takes about 2 minutes to take a single group photo. It is best to decide beforehand about the number of group photos you are going to take. The best is to keep them around 10 photos. Don’t try to overdo with multiple combinations of the same people as you are going to spend a lot of your time doing this and will miss out other important shots.

2.     Pick the Right Groups

The family of the bride and the groom and the bridal party are the most important groups that shouldn’t be missed. If you are not sure which ones to pick, here is a list that can help you out. The following group photos must be taken and all other ones are not that important until stated otherwise by the bride and groom.

  • The groom’s family
  • The bride’s family
  • Both families
  • Ushers
  • Bridesmaids
  • The bridal party

3.     Choose a Point of Contact

It is best to have a point of contact, someone close to the bride and groom’s family. This will allow you to reduce the time taken for each group photo. Having someone by your side will help you organize groups easily as you don’t know many of the relatives and don’t want to miss out on some important people.

4.     Choose the Right Time for these Photos

It is important to choose the right time for the group photos. Choose a time when you think most of the people are going to cooperate. It is best to choose a time before the drinks are served, or when there is a gap between some major functions.

 

5.     Have Some Fun

There is no need to be too strict when it comes to group photos. Let them do whatever the people in the group feel comfortable doing. It is going to be really difficult to manage so many people when clicking group photos and not all of them are going to be so well choreographed.

If your wedding date is getting close and you are looking for a great wedding photographer, get in touch with Eric Webb Photography for experienced photographers.