I think if our photographer had a tape recorder on our wedding day, it would have said, “Boys, hands in pockets,” in every photo…especially for the family photos! We all lined up outside the church for a big group shot from the balcony on the level above.
My mum had taken with her a bag of flower petals and handed them out to a few people, so we did a little rose petal photo. I was a little excited!
Then, of course, there was the aftermath of wearing a strapless dress and having people throw rose petals on you. At least it was amusing!
We then headed upstairs to the roof of the chapel to have our formal family shots. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure you are incredibly interested in seeing all 58 photos that we took during the family photos session, but instead I’ll just stick to the immediates. The top of the chapel has the most amazing view! I am totally in love with the backdrop for our family shots.
Let’s get things started with Mr Teaspoon’s family—his parents and two little brothers:
My family: my parents and little bro:
I didn’t even think about grabbing a picture of each of us with our mothers, but I absolutely love both of these photos. The first is Mr Teaspoon with his mum and, and the second is of me with my mum. I am also really glad that we not only have a formal photo, but a more casual funny photo with our mums, too.
Of course, we had to get a shot of our bridal party with this beautiful view. How could we pass that one up? It included both the bridge and the opera house, plus a few boats thrown in for good measure.
How did you decide on your backdrop for your formal family portraits? Did you travel to it or choose a location at your reception or ceremony location?