Capturing a family portrait in an Indian wedding can be gruesome, for the sheer size of the family Indians have. Relatives flew in from all parts of the world literally, which makes the wedding a bazaar giving hard times to the Indian wedding photographer. Already wedding photographers struggle in the family portrait part as they have to face the antics of the family preparing them for the perfect photo. Despite the significance of the family portrait tips that the typical Indian wedding photographer knows, the family has no idea what’s going on and they are just a bunch of un-organized people waiting to be clicked.

So AVS360 has prepared a list for the aspiring wedding photographers out there especially the Indian wedding photographer on how he could cope up with the hustle and bustle of a typical Indian family and prepare them for a perfect family portrait.


Families are different so Indian wedding photographers have to be agile while dealing with them. Arranging them for the family portrait can be difficult; one has to be ready with a pre-plan while dealing with different family members. Indian wedding are long affairs so the Indian wedding photographer has sufficient time to interact with the family members to get to a certain level of ease while dealing with them. It’s important you get the best out of everyone within the time period allotted. One of the very simple things an Indian wedding photographer can do is, he can ask for a family member to be assigned to him so that he could get to know the family easily and most of the difficult part would be over with.


Wedding photographers should make sure they have a list of people for the family portrait. Which can be done with the help of the family member assigned to help him. But it might happen and often happens that people are not available at the moment when the Family Portrait is about to be clicked. So one has to be sure that which family member is required and what kind of dynamics of the family would be involved in the Family Portrait.

Here is a Family Wedding Photo combination list that could help Indian wedding photographers with what Family Portraits to click:


1. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents

2. Bride + Bride’s Parents

3. Bride + Bride’s Mom

4. Bride + Bride’s Dad

5. Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents

6. Groom + Groom’s Parents

7. Groom + Groom’s Mom

8. Groom + Groom’s Dad


9. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Siblings

10. Bride + Bride’s Sister(s)

11. Bride + Bride’s Brother(s)

12. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Bride’s Siblings

13. Bride + Bride’s Mom + Bride’s Sister(s)

14. Groom + Bride’s Dad + Bride’s Brother(s)

15. Bride + Groom + Groom’s Siblings

16. Groom + Groom’s Sister(s)

17. Groom + Groom’s Brother(s)

18. Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents + Groom’s Siblings

19. Bride + Groom’s Mom + Groom’s Sister(s)

20. Groom + Groom’s Dad + Groom’s Brother(s)

21. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Bride’s Siblings + Groom’s Parents + Groom’s Siblings


22. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Grandparents

23. Bride + Bride’s Grandma(s)

24. Bride + Bride’s Grandpa(s)

25. Bride + Groom + Groom’s Grandparents

26. Groom + Groom’s Grandma(s)

27. Groom + Groom’s Grandpa(s)

28. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Grandparents + Groom’s Grandparents

29. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Bride’s Siblings + Bride’s Grandparents

30. Bride + Bride’s Mom + Bride’s Sister(s) + Bride’s Grandma(s)

31. Groom + Bride’s Dad + Bride’s Brother(s) + Bride’s Grandpa(s)

32. Bride + Groom’s Mom + Groom’s Sister(s) + Groom’s Grandma(s)

33. Groom + Groom’s Dad + Groom’s Brother(s) + Groom’s Grandpa(s)

34. Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents + Groom’s Siblings + Groom’s Grandparents

35. Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Bride’s Siblings + Bride’s Grandparents + Groom’s Parents + Groom’s Siblings + Groom’s Grandparents

So if you have sorted out all of the above family portraits, you need to make sure that you have enough time with each of the member and the bride and groom as its going to take a hell lot of time clicking all those pictures. You need to come up with a time management plan as for how and when you will be using each of the members for the family portraits as unlike other Christian weddings, Indian weddings are very different. It doesn’t go like you click Family portrait typical post-ceremony, Indian Wedding Family Portraits can happen any time as asked by the family. So you can make a checklist for the portraits and then keep on with family portraits as they are getting clicked. This way you won’t be missing on the photographs needed.

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