Weddings shouldn't cause stress!

Repeat after me... "My wedding day will be exciting not stressful!"

There are many ways to alleviate the stress of a wedding day, and number one is to make sure you have clear cut plans.

One pain point I've seen in weddings is the clarity of who is going to be in family photos.

Here are some tips as well as a free guide to making a family photo list.

  1. If you are worried about parents opinions on who you need to take photos with ask them. And if you aren't them make sure to set that clear with them by saying something to the extent of "I know you really want a photo of us with great aunt pat, but we can save that for another time. I want to take professional photos with only the family that I regularly see and know support my marriage."
  2. If you have a situation like an Uncle Fred who you have met only once but he thinks he needs to be in photos; having a list will allow your photographer to respectfully tell them they are not in the photos and politely ask them to go re-join all the other guest. Boom! You don't have to deal with the awkwardness because your photographer took care of it.
  3. Having to decide on combinations of who is in photos on the spot takes up valuable time you could be doing bridal portraits or enjoying cocktail hour. By completing this workbook for family photos, you eliminate that. I know personally I can get through family photos in a matter of minutes when there is a clean cut list.

The reasons above are exactly why I created this guide for family photos!