I've been talking with a client (via E-mail), I'm shooting their wedding this weekend and the groom was nice enough to make up a list (with names) of all group/formal shots that they want. That's all well and good but my question has to do with the order of the shots.
On his list/order, he would have Bride & Groom with 'Family member A'. Then Bride with 'A', then Groom with 'A'. Then B&G with 'B', then Bride with 'B', then Groom with 'B'....etc.
Right away I said that I don't want to have the B&G (especially the Bride) having to move in and out of position for each shot. The Groom will be much easier but do I really want him jumping in and out?
My suggestion was to have the B&G in position and then rotate all the required family into position for each shot (leaving the wedding party for later). The problem with this, is that because they want each family shot with just the bride and just the groom...I would have to go through the rotation of family three times. This will require the family to be fairly alert and attentive, which might not be a problem...but it very well could be.
I know that I have to be flexible and adaptable. I usually have some sort of order planned out and doesn't always go as planned and I just go with the flow.
So what do you do? What would you recommend?