As the wedding photographer, your job is to help the formal portraits flow as smoothly as possible. You can lay much of the groundwork in the months before the actual wedding date as you communicate with the couple. If you do your homework, you can focus on keeping the portrait sessions organized and maintaining control over the many people coming and going. In the following sections, I help you take charge of the portrait session with tips on establishing a detailed schedule, getting people where you need them, and more.
Minimizing confusion with a schedule and a list of names
When you talk with the couple before the wedding day, discuss the portraits and come up with a photography schedule and a list of the people they want to include.