Top 10 Most popular wedding groups
It’s odd to think in this modern world of digital photography wedding groups are still by far the most popular photographs couples order for their wedding albums. Yet they are the part of the day everybody likes to get over with the quickest. It’s therefore no surprise I am often asked how can we make this part of the day swift and fun?
Well the answer is down to planning and knowing before what groups you need before we start. I like to plan the groups so everybody at the wedding is included in one or maybe two groups. Then work in an order which minimises calling guests over. Often a toastmaster or ushers are good to utilise when finding the people needed for each group.
1• The group of everybody. Often best taken from a raised position or with guests on rows of steps. Positioning the Bride, Groom, close family and Bridle party to the front, with extended family and friends behind.
2• Parents of the bride and groom, together and individually.
3• Bride’s family, if you have a large family, consider two groups, close family and an extended group.
4• Grooms family, again the same approach as with the Brides family.
5• The Bridle Party (best Man, Bridesmaids and Ushers). I often take some fun photographs as well as a formal group.
6• The Brides maids if there is time I would take this before the wedding maybe where the preparations are taking place.
7• Groom with his best Man and Ushers. This can often be taken just before the ceremony which will save time later in the day.
8• Friends. Maybe something more a little quirky instead of a classically posed group.
9• Fun group of the Hens
10•Fun group of the Stags
With these group photographs everybody at the wedding should be included as in at least one photograph. Ask yourself if you have any special groups of friends or family you would like included? Maybe you have old college or university friends, clubs or guests who have traveled great distance you’d like in a special group?
Wedding group at Ashridge House
Wedding group of Bridesmaids