I usually take the family photos right after your ceremony, while everybody is together and we don’t have to interrupt the reception later. About a month before the wedding, I’ll send you an online questionnaire with a checklist of possible family formal combinations. You check the ones you want. I’ll be sure to complete your list, and I’m always happy to shoot any you want to add at the wedding. You can send a quick e-mail to those people alerting them to the plan and asking them to stick around after the ceremony for maybe 20 or 30 minutes. I’ve put together a few helpful tips to keep in mind when you’re taking family photo formals.