WEDDING WEDNESDAY // WE ARE FAMILY! // JORDAN EDENS PHOTOGRAPHY

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY // HOW TO GET THE BEST FAMILY PHOTOS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY // JORDAN EDENS PHOTOGRAPHY

Alright ladies and gentlemen, let's chat family photos on your wedding day! These people love you and support you, and have no doubt given countless hours in preparation for this day. Photo opportunities with your family members bring them gracefully into the joy and celebration of the day and create lasting memories.

Photos of the family are well planned and posed in order to efficiently capture all of those who are dear to you. As a photographer, I find it so important to make sure that the family photo time is lively, but also quick. The Bride and Groom will no doubt have been in more than a few photos up to this point, so making sure that the family photos capture the importance of family bonds while also being respectful of time is my top priority! Remember that there will be more than a few candid moments throughout the celebration too.


Jordan Edens Photography Standard Family photos

Groom's Family

  • Groom and Mom
  • Groom and Dad
  • Groom and Mom and Dad
  • Groom and Bride and Mom and Dad
  • Groom's Immediate family and Bride
  • Groom and Siblings
  • Groom and Bride and siblings
  • Mom and Dad
  • Siblings and their immediate families
  • Groom and Bride and Grandparents

Bride's Family

  • Bride and Mom
  • Bride and Dad
  • Bride and Mom and Dad
  • Bride and Groom and Mom and Dad
  • Bride's Immediate family and Groom
  • Bride and Siblings
  • Bride and Groom and siblings
  • Mom and Dad
  • Siblings and their immediate families
  • Bride and Groom and Grandparents

PRO TIPS

  • Outdoor? Indoor? Keep in mind that outdoor locations work best for family photos when they are well shaded. Indoor locations work best in areas with available natural light. Whatever your choice, I always recommend keeping the family photos at a location as close to the ceremony as possible.
  • If there are separations or divorces be sure to discuss those with your photographer so a family photos list can be created that is respectful of each situation and makes each family member comfortable with the photos that they will appear in.
  • Are you planning on adding an extended family photo into the mix? Be sure to discuss when these family members will arrive based on your plan to take family photos before or after the ceremony. Designating an aunt or responsible family member to gather the extended family for this photo will also help to ensure that the photo can be arranged and taken quickly so the schedule can continue moving along. 


I can't resist sharing a few of the sweet families that I worked with last year. Both families had BEAUTIFUL outdoor locations that served perfectly for their wedding day family portraits!

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Antoine and Hala were married in Dubai, and celebrated a second time in Washington surrounded by family and friends. One of their requests was to have a photograph with each family and group to remember the occasion by.  

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Matt and Tayler opted to take photos within their immediate family, and also follow the ceremony with pictures of the extended family that had traveled near and far to join the couple on their day. I loved that Tayler's mom helped Tayler into her dress and with her jewelry, it made for some very special moments before the first look.


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One of the SWEETEST family moments I have ever seen. The bride and groom chose to honor their loved ones who had passed away by sharing their photos in a special display. Grandpa was telling his granddaughter memories of his bride. You can't script moments like this.


WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY
by jordan edens photography

LIFESTYLE: A photographer for the sweet moments, memories, and milestones that make up your life! Share the story of your bump, your baby, your senior, your growing family with a lifestyle session. Business lifestyle sessions and headshots also available.

 WEDDING: A photographer for the timeless, hopelessly romantic, adventurous, couple. Specializing in Bride and Groom portraits alongside of the full wedding day story. Classic elements, emotional moments, intimacy, bold coloring, and strong black and white images set my photographer's heart on fire.

Jordan Edens Photography is a Washington State photographer based out of Richland, and Kennewick; serving the Tri-Cities, Washington and surrounding area with wedding and lifestyle photography. Travel and destination photography for weddings is also available.

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