How to Efficiently and Effectively Shoot Wedding Family Formals

Wedding photography requires you to be at the top of your game, as there are a lot of must-have shots and no second chances. One of the most important sets of images is the family formals, and this helpful video tutorial will show you how to shoot them quickly, effectively, and with as little stress as possible. 

Coming to you from Katelyn James, this great video tutorial will show you how to efficiently take family wedding formals with as little stress as possible. Family formals are some of the most important images from a wedding, and they can often be a bit pressure-ridden given that you have to wrangle a lot of people together in different combinations and most of them are probably itching to get to the reception. That is why it is so important to have a system in place well before the wedding day and to stick to it. Check out the video above for the full rundown from James. 

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Carl Viktor's picture

Those were words of wisdom. Thank you for posting this video. I'm prepping myself with this type of videos because I'm going to shoot my first wedding next week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a small-scale party. Many of the restrictions of the authorities are still in force.
It was worth watching Mrs. James' video! Nice!

Joe Bodego's picture

I have a wedding to shoot in september, the lacation is 2 hours away. I don;t think i can do any pre location setups, what do you do in a case like this? except get there really early