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Wedding Formal Portraits

Please provide the follow two items at least 1 week before your wedding day:

1) Finalized Timeline (Details here:

2) Formal Portraits list (Details Below)


We need a Formal Portrait List with a Designated People Gatherer (one from each side of the family) to help us gather people for the photos.  Please remember that if you must have a photo of important people, then you must include those people in this list.  If you plan on having a large list of family photos, please make proper time arrangement.

  • If formal portraits are take After the ceremony:
    • We recommend you notify family and friends who are to be included in formal portraits to please standby to save time.
  • You can also choose to have formal portraits before the ceremony.
    • We recommend Bride & Groom have a first-look before to capture the precious moments of seeing each other for the first time that day.
    • We recommend you inform the people in the photos to be aware so that they arrive on time for the formal portraits.
Here are some numbers to help you figure out time allocation (these are rough estimates, that take into account that sometimes people are not so easy to gather together):
  • It takes about 2 minutes for really small groups, 4 people or less.
  • It takes about 3 minutes for groups around 5-10
  • It takes about 5 minutes for groups of 11-15 people.
  • It takes about 8 minutes for groups of 16-25 people.


People Gatherer for Groom side:    John Williams (Groom’s father)
People Gatherer for Bride side:       Jane Smith (Bride’s mother)

  • Bride + Groom + Officiant
  • Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents (Mr. Smith, Mrs. Smith)
  • Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents (Mr. Williams, Mrs. Williams)
  • Bride + Groom + Bride’s Siblings (James, Scott, Natalie)
  • Bride + Groom + Groom’s Siblings (Helen, Melissa)
  • Bride + Groom + Entire Bride’s family (Mr. Smith, Mrs. Smith, James, Scott, Natalie)
  • Bride + Groom + Entire Groom’s family (Mr. Williams, Mrs. Williams, Helen, Melissa)
  • Bride + Groom + Bridal Party (Janet, Sandra, Sarah, Ben, Thomas, Frank)
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