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To keep the Family Formal section of your wedding day from being too lengthy, we have created a Family Formal suggestions list to get you started. Keeping the full Family Formal list short will ensure we move quickly through pre and post ceremony formals allowing the couple and family back to the cerebration. Please use these suggestions as a guide. If more images must be added in the case of blended families or important family connections, please format those images in similar fashion and add them to the "Extra Family Formals" section of the form below.


As you may notice from the images above, group photos with ten or less people look the best and keep images feeling intimate. Picture groupings with less than ten people will not only look best, but will keep the chaos factor to a minimum. We pride ourselves on keeping this section of the day just as relaxed as the rest of your wedding day. Letting important family members know when and where they need to be for Family Formals before the wedding will also be a great help. We will provide that information on the final timeline no less than a week prior to the wedding day. Anytime it is possible, having image groupings containing both the bride and groom makes for an even flow. Please refrain from "adding" the bride or "subtracting" groom to images whenever possible. There is a section at the end of this form called "Reception Group Pictures." Those images should be for friends not in the bridal party and extended family that you would like a posed picture. We want to be sure we are capturing the essence of your reception, so try to keep reception image lists small. We will be all over the dance floor taking pictures of the party and those images will be the ones you cherish for years to come! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by email at