Portrait time is honestly the best part of the day. Here is where all the creativity and fun come into play. It gives the bride, groom, and the wedding party a little bit of down time to relax as well...
Kicking of portraits with the wedding party is the way to go. It will save time later to get as many shots of the bride and groom alone as possible.
There should be time given to separate the guys and gals for some group photos also.
Bride and groom couples portraits are the best part of the entire day for a photographer. It gives us time to be as creative as we possibly can be, and tell the story of the couples love for each other through imagery. These images will become treasured memories of our couples, and having these images showcased for the world is the greatest honor we photographers can hope to achieve.