Family photographs are important. Maybe not top of your list, but nonetheless significant for those close to you. We plan together an appropriate moment to have these groups photographed, so that they don’t take up too much time of your day.
About portraits, I will ask you to send me 2 weeks before the wedding, a list, with accompanying photos of those most important to you, that I then learn off by heart. This way, on the wedding day, your family and close friends are already familiar to me ; and I can therefore more easily focus my attention and photographic eye on them. This approach of trust and intimacy is at the very core of my working style.