Hey! I'm Amy, a Wedding Photographer based in Sussex. I have worked within the wedding industry since 2019 and as a self confessed romantic at heart, I absolutely love everything about being watching two people on their wedding day surrounded by their family and friends who love them the most.

Wedding group photos or none at all?

There is no right or wrong answer here, it simply comes down to personal preference. However as a wedding photographer, I truly believe that with the perfect balance, you can have a number of important group photos without it taking over all your time that you could be spending enjoying with your guests.

Wedding dress
Bride getting ready
Bridesmaid and bridal bouquet
Wedding center pieces

Limit how many group photos you have

For some couples this will feel really easy, however for others it may be more difficult especially with larger families or larger guest numbers.

I recommend having a maximum of 10 different groupings for family photos if possible.

For example;

Bride and groom with parents

Bride and groom with grandparents

Bride and groom with siblings

Within these groupings, you can have more than one shot (eg. B&G with Grooms parents, B&G with Brides Parents, etc.).

By limiting how many group photos you have will mean you won't spend your entire drinks reception in one spot taking group photos. I want you to be able to enjoy the moment of being newly married with your friends and family with a glass of bubbly in hand!

If this is difficult because you have a large families, you can certainly have more if you want to however this will take up a significant amount of time and I would recommend prioritising time for your couples portraits.

Cream wedding cake with pink flowers
Bride with Father of the bride
Bride with Father of the bride
Bride celebrating after wedding ceremony

Ask a Groomsman or Bridesmaid to help

If you have one or two people within your wedding party that are happy to help call out and organise each grouping, this is SUPER helpful for your wedding photographer and will make the process much smoother and quicker.

Have a list printed of the different groupings you would like photographed and include first names so they can be called out.

For example;

B&G with Bride’s Parents (Stephen & Emma)

Also it is useful to specify if there are step parents and step siblings involved in portraits.

Print enough copies of your list for the people helping with organising each grouping and also one for your wedding photographer. This way everything can be organised smoothly without you having to get involved yourself.

Bride and groom at Long Furlong Barn
Bride and groom portraits at Long Furlong Barn
Bride and groom portraits at Long Furlong Barn
Couple portraits on wedding day

Wedding Photographer in Sussex

As a Sussex wedding photographer, it is important to me that I can make sure all couples that book me feel like they are just hanging out with a friend. I want them to feel comfortable in front of the camera and trust me to capture all the happy and natural moments of them looking and feeling their best on their wedding day.

I do this by prioristing friendships with my couples on the lead up to their wedding and documenting the day as it unfolds with natural and candid photos.

If you would like to chat to me about your special wedding day or book me as your wedding photographer, please either contact me via the form below or book a video call with me. I can't wait to hear from you and see what you have planned! ❤️