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Top Tips For Group Photos

How to Make Sure You Get the Best Group Shots on Your Big Day!

Hey there, all you soon-to-be-weds and photography enthusiasts! We know that your big day is all about capturing those precious moments with your loved ones, and group photos play a significant role in preserving these memories. But let's be real; group shots can sometimes be a bit of a logistical challenge. That's why we're here to share some friendly, down-to-earth tips to ensure you get the best group photos on your special day.
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Rounding People Up

We’ve all been to gatherings where it’s like herding cats when it comes to getting everyone together for a group photo. On your wedding day, the last thing you want to worry about is chasing down your guests. Our first tip is to designate a couple of ‘herders’.

On the day, you’re bound to be busy between photos and trying to chat with everyone who’s come to celebrate with you. So,  organise two people to help round people up for your group shots. Trust us; this will save you a lot of time and stress. If that seems too daunting, our wonderful wedding planners at Solton Manor can help you round up the people you need for each photo.

Here’s a pro tip: entrust one person from each side of the family to limit confusion. That way, if one person doesn’t know  everyone, it will save a lot of stress for you. After all, you want to enjoy your big day, not become the group photo coordinator!

"On your wedding day, the last thing you want to worry about is chasing down your guests"

Anne-Marie Randall, Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom - STAY STILL

We get it; you’re the stars of the show, and everyone wants a picture with you. But with people coming and going between shots, it can be chaotic. Our second tip is for the bride and groom: Stay still!

As you move from one group to another, take a moment to get yourself ready for each photo. This little adjustment will save you a lot of time and make sure every shot is picture-perfect.

“ Let's be real; group shots can sometimes be a bit of a logistical challenge
Charlotte Jack, Mr & Mrs Productions

Photoshop Time

Now, here’s a tip that might seem a bit ruthless but could save you some future cringing. If there are people you’re not entirely sure about, like friends’ recent partners, it’s best to position them on the end of the row in group photos. This way, if things don’t work out, it’s easy to Photoshop them out of the image.

We know, it sounds a bit harsh, but trust us, it will save you from looking back in the years to come and seeing a stranger in your cherished photos. Sometimes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Enjoy the moment

So there you have it, our top tips for getting the best group photos on your big day. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy every moment and create lasting memories. These tips are just here to make the process a little smoother. If you haven’t already booked your wedding photographer, do take a look at our Trusted Suppliers page for  our recommendations.  Then, go out there and have an amazing wedding day with fantastic group shots to match!