Make your list and then hand it off so that all you have to do is pose and say "cheese!"


Avoid scrabbling on your event day to locate your VIPs.

Get organized.

The number of family photos you have can dramatically effect your timeline. This guide will help you rationalize how many photos will take place during each part of your day.

Time it out...

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Don't miss a single shot with our family photo guide. While most photographers send out a photography questionnaire, we have outlined the most common family photo groupings along with the time of day that we recommend these take placed. This guide not only includes a shot list, but also a myriad of tips and a fillable worksheet to hand off to your photographer, coordinator, or family members as needed.


Get ahead of the game by using our family photo guide to plan your formal family portraits and the associated timing for each grouping.

• PDF Digital Download
• Family Photo Shot List
• Tips
• Fillable and Printable Worksheet

Family Photo Guide



Abby and Drew | Sunstone Villa

Masterfully Detailed. Effortlessly Engaging. Truly Extraordinary. I cannot find enough words to express how eternally grateful & blown away my spouse & I are with Courtney Drake, Cait Madden & the Drake Social Team for tirelessly curating our dream wedding.”

Exceptionally Talented.

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Drake Social Events was the single best investment we made for our wedding. From the initial consult to wedding day, we felt extremely taken care of. They were prompt with their communication, transparent on their process, patient and incredibly detail oriented."

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If you are a bride looking for a full service, bespoke, luxury planning experience, you absolutely must consider the Drake Social team. Courtney is the archetype of what you want your master of wedding planning ceremonies to look like - stylish and sophisticated; bubbly and effusive; discerning and business-oriented; and, above all, relationship driven."

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Saskia and Alex | Mandarin Oriental

when it came to planning weddings. She took our piecemeal vision and brought to life a celebration more breathtaking than we could have ever imagined. Her professionalism, creativity, charm, and warm personality are unparalleled."

In a league of her own...