Group Photos Are a Must for Your Wedding
With your wedding in a few weeks, you’re most likely mired in the hardest part of planning for your big day. There’s a lot of pressure to ensure that everything checks out and that you have the most wonderful experience possible.
Whether it’s in the context of catering or last-minute invite additions, the list of concerns may seem nearly endless. There is so much that needs to be done before one of the most special days of your life. As you continue to weigh between outcomes and choices while planning your dream wedding.
There’s one particular dilemma that’s bound to come to mind sooner or later: Should you have planned group photos at your wedding? or should you go through the hassle of planning which group photos you need, and ones you dont?
Here’s a bit of an idea why group photos are a must for your wedding and why the effort should be made to get them right!
Embrace modernity or reject tradition?
Although you may not have paid it much mind at first, the photography aspect of your special day is one that you shouldn’t overlook. In fact, modern wedding photography has evolved far beyond what you usually expect it to be, so you need to make certain decisions early on.
In the past, getting pictures taken at the ceremony and reception was easy to plan as formal wedding shots were a sort of “one-size-fits-all” ordeal. However, wedding photography has evolved leaps and bounds over the years, and photographers are now pushing the creative boundaries of what can be achieved with just a few clicks.
One photo style that has taken weddings by storm is the ever-popular group photo approach which has evolved beyond merely documenting a group of people. At this point, getting more people in a picture is one of the most creative ways that you can document your special day and make unforgettable memories!
So, why should you plan for group photos for your special day?
Group photos make room to mix and match with various styles. When it comes to wedding photography, many people focus on capturing a passionate portrait to hang on the wall. However, you can get so much more with group photos.
Although some professional photographers prefer to be up close and personal with their subjects, group photographs allow for the capture of a family group, or group of friends surrounded by the venue you angonised over choosing due to you liking it’s aesthetic.
While group photos are a must on your big day, the group photos you capture are to be honest often the most boring wedding photos taking on the day, however can be amongst the most cherished as they will capture a snap shot of you with your family on one of the most imporatnt days of your life.
The makeup of that same group may not be the same 10 years from now – which is just the way life goes, for better or worse. It may well be that this group photo may be the only time this particular group were to be captured in a photo together, smiling and happy. Photography is all about capturing memories, and this can be a big one.
Group photos are a great way to capture the atmosphere of a ceremony
This is where group photos come in as a great kind of shot during a wedding day. Whether it’s candid or planned, shots with you and your guests taken by a professional works wonders when it comes to documenting your special day. From your family members and parents to your friends and close acquaintances, they all show the unique atmosphere of your ceremony and transport you back to it every time you look at the photos!
While group photos aren’t the best at ‘living in the moment’ as modern natural wedding phtography is all about – group photos are a must simply for documenting who was at your big day and to capture everyone simply looking like they love each other!
While there are many ways that you can document your special day, nothing can do your wedding more justice than group photos. Once you plan more shots with your loved ones and guests, you won’t have to worry about missing the mark on immortalizing countless memories before, during, and after your ceremony!
Sven Studios is a team of wedding photographers that you can rely on to have your priceless memories immortalised. Get in touch with us today!