By Andrew Newlun

WP2.9-Family Formals

Family Formal Photography


Ideal Time Allotment – 45 minutes

Ideal Time of the Day –  Afternoon (post ceremony)

Ideal Location – ceremony site


Formals should take around 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of your family and the number of guests.

Plan on 3 minutes per group on average.  For example, if you have 10 groups, schedule in a 30 minute time slot.

Some couples have decided that they want a picture with all guests while others have decided that they only want pictures with select VIPs to save time. We recommend something in between.

We also recommend being very organized, with a list of groups and helpers from each side of the family to help round people up.