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FAMILY PORTRAITS Please use the following form to make a list of any formal photographs you would like us to capture during the por- trait session at your wedding. We will do our best to make sure all of your requested shots are completed. Please be aware that time is a factor and each group will generally require between 5 and 7 minutes depending on how large and well organized your family is. When we receive your list we will be happy to work with you and your wedding coordinator to allot an appropriate amount of time for the formal portraits. Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail if you have questions or need assistance. We advise that you set a specific time for formal photos to ensure everyone required is ready at the same time. Please note that our standard formal groupings include: Bride and Groom with bride’s immediate family Bride and Groom with bride’s parents Bride and Groom with wedding party Brides parents Bride and Groom with groom’s immediate family Bride and Groom with groom’s parents Bride with bridesmaids and groom with groomsmen Grooms parents
We appreciate your time and attention in filling out this information. Please be sure that all fields are complete to the best of your ability as this will greatly help us make sure that we can properly coordinate and deliver the best photographs possible. We will be in touch a few days before the wedding to touch base. During this meeting we will confirm all times, addresses, any last minute details, and help you plan formal family photographs. Please be sure to bring a list of family/friend groupings outside of the standard immediate family and wedding party portraits. Please keep in mind that the amount of formal photographs we can take is contingent upon the time block allotted. It usually takes anywhere between 5-7 minutes per photograph depending on how well organized your family is and how large the groups are. If you are unsure about how much time to schedule for the formal photographs, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to make recommendations. We ask that you build 1 hour and 30 minutes for photographs into your timeline for the day for bridal party, couple shots and family photos. We have determined that this is the amount of time we require to produce beautiful imagery like you see on our website and promotional material. If you decide not to give us the full amount of time, it could be detrimental to your final product. We also advise adding an additional 30minutes into your time line for late arrivals, traffic/ road works or other unpredicted circumstances. If everything goes smoothly this will give you a spare 30minutes to spend with your guests before dinner. We try our best to finish all the posed photographs as quickly as possible, without compromising quality. Your co-operation is key and we ask that you do not apply pressure for us to work quicker as we work best in a relaxed environment. Friends and family are asked NOT to follow us while we take the bridal party images, this is more for our couples. We ask you to be romantic with one another and having people staring can often put our couples off and distract them. Not only this, often our images shot on guests’ cameras end up on social media, which takes away from you seeing our fully edited, professional images. The above is a guide to ensure that your day goes as smoothly and as stress free as possible, making it a day you can truly enjoy! We are honored to be a part of your special day! We look forward to seeing you soon and creating unforgettable images.