Ready! Set! Plan! Formal Family Wedding Portraits.

June 29, 2021

The wedding reception hands-down most looking forward to the part of the big day. Eating and drinking are two of our favorite things.

Ask anyone.

You do want to enjoy your reception. That means the wedding day timeline should be planned in advance to allow to get all the formal portraits BEFORE the ceremony or reception.

The trick is to do this in a way that doesn’t make anyone feel pressured. Everyone should feel included, and that is true to the spirit and the tone of your wedding.


Besides finding time pockets throughout the day, we work with our bride and groom to develop a priority list. Beginning with your most immediate family. The couple is in most family photos, but with mom and dad looking their best, we want to capture portraits of them, too.

Focus on the VIPs.

Besides expected traditional look-at-the-camera poses with the bride and groom’s family, we capture natural moments. Moments as heartwarming as the first look with mom or dad. Some of the most meaningful family photos take place before our bride walks down the aisle.

Be ready for the father-daughter first look.

It should go without saying that photos captured of dads and their daughters on the wedding day are filled with so much emotion.

Before the bride and groom share their first look, we plan another important wedding day milestone: the father/daughter first look.

This moment, which involves the bride showing off her wedding day look to her dad, happens after the bride finishes getting ready and before she heads out to see her groom.

It’s an opportunity for the bride to express her love and gratitude to her father, and for the father to express his love and pride for his daughter.