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What are some common group shots at a wedding?

The amount of group shots can vary greatly from wedding to wedding, but it is worth thinking about the combinations you would like at your wedding before the day to ensure that none are missed.

Typically there will only be a handful of group shots including the closest family and friends and the rest of the wedding party, but there can be as many as 30 individual shots.

Depending on the size of the group and how quickly the parties can be rallied each photo arrangement can take anywhere from 3-5 minutes - it is important to remember that this will take up some of the wedding party shoot if it is not allowed for and decided prior to the day.

Below is a list of typically requested groups:

  • The whole wedding party (venue dependent)

  • Bride with Bridesmaids

  • Groom with Groomsmen

  • Bride and Groom with their respective families

  • Bride and Groom with both families

  • Bride and Groom with respective sets of parents

  • Bride and Groom, Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid

  • Whole Bridal Party

  • Special friends or individuals that are close to the couple. 

  • Impromptu shots that may not have been planned - it is wise to leave a few unexpected slots for the day