Do you want individual photos with your families (i.e. just the bride with her family, then bride & groom and bride's family, and so on) , or would you rather do them all as a couple (i.e. bride & groom with bride's family, bride & groom with groom's family)?
*BRIDE AND BRIDE'S PARENTS
*BRIDE AND BRIDE'S MOTHER
*BRIDE AND BRIDE'S FATHER
*BRIDE AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY
*GROOM AND GROOM'S PARENTS
*GROOM AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY
If there's any other people you'd like a "formal" photo with (ring bearer, flower girl, etc.), please list them here. Here is where you can tell us any miscellaneous details, too (including any deaths, divorces, separations that are pertinent to the photos.)

We can not stress enough how important it is to have all your family present prior to the time you would like to start shooting family photos - even just a few minutes. That way if someone's late (and they will be) it doesn't put everything behind schedule.

It's also good to keep in mind that I don't know every person in your family, so having names and people in order is helpful to ensure no one is unintentionally forgotten.

Finally, a lot of us have slightly more complicated family situations. Please let us know (in the box above) if there's any divorces, or anything else that we should know about. Simply to help me not put my foot in my mouth and say something uncomfortable.