Bride Tips and Favorite 2014 Wedding Photos From Dax Photography:  Family Photos.  I get a lot of brides who request that the family photos be done before the ceremony.  While this seems like a great idea in theory...in real life, this virtually never works!  There is always a key family member who is either not ready or worse yet not even there and we have to do the shots after the ceremony anyway.  Plus guests (especially guys) don't like to be dressed up more than they have to, in particular on hot summer days.  My advice; always have the family portraits right after the ceremony...everyone will be there and will be ready.   Even with the biggest families I'm able to get all the shots in 30 minutes or so...so your guests won't be waiting.  www.daxphotography.com