1. Make a list.
Even if you're not a natural list maker. It can't hurt to be prepared and you and your photographer will be on the same page. Sit down with your other half, write out a fairly short and decisive list of group photos, give it a week or so and then have another look at it. As soon as you've decided, send it to your wedding photographer, and try and do this in plenty of time before the big day, it's such an easy thing to forget to do.
2. Give the list to your photographer, and at least one person from the wedding party.
I mean no disrespect but there are a lot of people at your wedding that I don't know, I've never met before, and so having names on a list becomes pretty meaningless to me in terms of organisation. I could be standing right next to your Aunt and not have a clue! So give your list to one or two other people, I would recommend people who are in your wedding party (because they'll be expecting to be on hand to help you out), and preferably people with a loud voice who aren't shy.
2018 went by so unbelievably quick for me. It was chock a block with great clients, working alongside talented wedding vendors, awesome weddings and fabulous moments. The amount of work I did on weddings, other photo shoots, throughout my business and for me on a personal level, is actually if I'm being honest an insane amount. It's only because it's now winter and things have calmed down from the madness of summer and autumn, that I'm only really just starting to realise all of it.
This is purely a collection of my personal favourite 100 photos that I took at weddings this year. For weddings alone I gave my couples over 19,000 edited photos. Soooo I think it was wise of me to force myself to narrow it down to just 100 photos.
Thank you from the bottom of my nerdy heart to everyone who hired me this year to do photography for them, and to people who have supported me and cheered me on in lots of different ways.
I hope you all had a truly wonderful Christmas, new year and 2018 overall. Here's a brand shiny new year for us all, let's give 2019 our best shot and have some fun along the way.