Once you have gone through the selection process and have secured a photographer for your event, you need to discuss, in detail, who you want in your pictures. A professional photographer will usually include in their package a meeting with you to iron out these details. If you are using a friend, or someone who is new to the industry, ask to have a meeting with them to finalize these items. I suggest creating a numbered list of every person and groups of people that you want a picture of. Give this list to the photographer before your event. They will appreciate the attention to detail.
1. picture of bride, bride's mother, and grandmother getting read in bridal suite
2. picture of bride and bride's college roommates holding their university pennant
3. picture of groom and groom's co-workers
If possible, get a good idea of where you want pictures taken. Walk around the area and write down specific locations of where to take pictures. This is helpful for the photographer especially if they have never been to the location before. This will eliminate time and chaos the day of the event.
Look online, in bridal magazines, or at friend’s wedding pictures to find poses you want to recreate. Give these pictures to your photographer ahead of time. A good photographer will come prepared with ideas but you need to ensure you are both on the same page in regards to what you want.
Running around finding people to get in a picture is the last thing you want to deal with on the day of your event. An event planner can work with your photographer and help coordinate groups of people for pictures. Remember to call Table 1 Events to discuss how an event planner can help.