How to make FAMILY PHOTOS not scary

Not sure where to start? I’ve got you covered.

Family can be emotionally complicated, but not to worry! I’m not intimidated. I cherish my family photos so much that I understand how ‘worth it’ it is to get through what can feel like herding cats sometimes. I will send out a questionnaire full of suggestions about a month before your wedding to create a finalized list of photo combinations.


  • Talk to your family, let them know you value their presence in family photos and inform them when they can expect to be photographed.
  • Have your officiant make an announcement at the end of the ceremony requesting that family stay behind for photos.
  • Nominate someone who is familiar with your family to assist in directing family for photos
  • Picky about colors? Recommend a color palette or dress code
  • Biggest piece of advice? Patience. 
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