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Mastering Family Formals: A Wedding Family Photo Guide


Ready to cross 'epic family photos' off your wedding planning list and dive back into your Netflix binge? You've landed in the perfect spot - we've made a wedding family photo guide just for you. The list we're about to share is the exact blueprint we provide to our couples, ensuring they have one less thing to worry about. When the big day arrives at Red Oak Valley, you can just bask in the glow and joy without fretting over family photo logistics.

A newlywed couple stands at the center of a group of smartly-dressed family members inside a spacious barn venue with white walls and a striking chandelier above. They are flanked by family in coordinating blue dresses and dark suits, all wearing smiles and boutonnieres or corsages, encapsulating a joyous family formal at a rustic Red Oak Valley wedding.
Photo Credit: Haven Hill Studios

Our carefully curated family photo list is a fantastic starting point. It’s designed to cover all the essential family groupings and can typically be completed in about 30 minutes. However, we understand each family is different and encourage you to customize this list to perfectly fit your unique family dynamics.

We also recommend writing out a list with the full names of your family members. This isn't just for your benefit, but it's a game-changer for your photographer or wedding coordinator too. By calling your family by their names, they can efficiently orchestrate this part of the wedding day timeline, ensuring everyone is present and accounted for with minimal fuss.

And let's not forget, your wedding is as unique as you are. Use this list as a springboard, add your personal touch, and include additional combinations if you like – just remember to account for a little extra time if you do.

In the serene and picturesque settings of Red Oak Valley, family formals become heirlooms, reflecting the warmth and love shared on your wedding day. With our guide, you'll craft a photo session that's not only smooth but also joyfully unforgettable.

Download Your Family Formal Photo Template Below:

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