How to get the most out of group photos

Group photos are an essential part of your wedding day. But photos can take up a lot of time and put you behind schedule for the rest of the day. That's why it's vital to organise them carefully.

4/3/20232 min read

At a wedding, group photos are an essential part of immortalising this unique day. However, they can quickly become tedious and time-consuming if not organised properly. In this article, we'll give you some tips to help you make the most of your time and ensure that group photos don't take too long.

1 - Make a list

To make sure that all the important people are in the group photos, draw up a list in advance. Ask the bride and groom to provide you with a list of family members, close friends and witnesses. This way, you'll be able to plan the order of photos to be taken and won't have to waste time looking for guests.

2 - the location

The location is chosen by the photographer, who obviously knows where to take the photos so that they are the most successful (although you can still make recommendations). But it's important to note that the location should be relatively close to your guests. For example, if you decide to take the group photos just after you enter the reception hall, it's best to do them in the same room. If you want the photos to be taken outside, you should invite all your guests to go outside, even those who will only be passing by at the end.

3 - Use an effective method

Use an efficient method for taking group photos. For example, start by taking family photos, then move on to close friends and finally guests. You can also choose to take photos in groups of 5 or 10 people to save time if you're behind schedule. For this stage, it's all about the list, so make sure that everyone goes through in the same order (chronologically).

4 - Use a microphone and a method for calling guests (the most important)

This tip is the most important. Designate one person (preferably someone who knows a bit about everyone), and give them a microphone and the list you've drawn up beforehand. The idea is that this person doesn't call people one by one, but that he or she takes the lead by calling the groups to get ready. For example: let's take 5 groups and call them by the first 5 letters of the alphabet. Instead of calling A then B then C... We call A for the photo and B and C to get ready, then when it's group B's turn, we call group D to get ready.

Bonus: explain this process to your guests so they're not surprised.

In conclusion, group photos are an important part of the wedding day. By following these tips, you'll be able to organise a quick and efficient photo shoot that won't take too long. Don't forget that organisation is the key to success and that it will enable the photographer to capture unforgettable memories for you and your guests.