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How Family Members Can Make Your Wedding Photos Special

Article by Lee Glasgow

The wedding is all about the bride and the groom. Of course, there are plenty of other people involved in the festivities as well. These people are special to the bride and groom. Therefore, they are special to the pictures as well. Here are some tips on how to incorporate friends and family into the wedding pictures in a great way.

Take plenty of pictures with parents and immediate family members

When you get married, it may seem like you are leaving your family to start a new one. Show your family that this isn’t true by incorporating immediate family members in plenty of pictures. Have both the bride and groom take pictures with each parent individually and together. Also have them take pictures with their siblings and the entire family together. Include both the bride in the groom in some of the pictures.

Include family pets

Pets are part of the family, too! They deserve to be in the pictures. Bring the pets and take as many pictures including them as possible, especially if they were kind enough to dress up for the occasion. If the venue allows for it, consider allowing other people to bring their pets as well.

Start a dance contest

One of the best parts of a wedding is watching all of the atrocious dancing. It always gets better after guests get liquored up. Be sure to capture those hilarious moments on the dance floor, especially during funny dances. Of course, you need to get pictures of the first dance and the bride and groom dancing with their parents as well.

Get a picture of absolutely everybody

This can be difficult if you have a big wedding, but it’s a good idea to have guests take a picture while walking into the reception. You can set up a funny backdrop or even set up a couple of different options. This can help get a picture of the people who are camera shy if you don’t let guests in until they take at least one picture!

Encourage other people to take their own pictures

Your wedding photographer will capture all of the major moments. However, they can’t be everywhere at once. Let people take their own pictures and encourage them to send them to you after the reception. You’ll get pictures that you probably weren’t expecting.