Pre-wedding is a photoshoot/videoshoot that usually takes place 3 to 4 months before the wedding day. It will help you to get some good pictures of togetherness; without the hassles of the heavy wedding attires, makeup, ornaments, countless number of people around, and therefore the annoying selfies. It also helps to get to know each other as a couple better.
Though it has become a necessity now, lots of people think it’s unnecessary and expensive too. Couples get confused about whether they should have a pre-wedding shoot get done or not. Some of you think Pre-wedding is completely a waste of money and has no use at all. Well, in that case, you might be wrong.
First, it helps you build a good rapport with our team, especially if you’re hiring the same team to shoot your wedding day too. You will feel more comfortable with us pointing cameras in front of you and also get to understand our shooting style. For us, it’s also the time to get to know more about you as a couple; your characters, how affectionate you’re with each other, and how formal or casual your styles are. This way, we can create suitable settings that might help both of you during your pre-wedding shoot and wedding day shoot.
In short, Pre-wedding moments are the most romantic times for the couple. It’s a good way to form everlasting memories. Later you can use these photos on your wedding invitations, your guest book, as a slide show at your wedding venue/reception venue, or as a large canvas print for your guests to sign. You can also have a dedicated pre-wedding album or use some pictures in your wedding album too.
Your prewedding video also can be played before all of your guests at the wedding and reception day.
preparing for an ideal pre-wedding shoot is incredibly easy if you follow the following checklist.
Before the shoot:
Confirm your Location & Timing
Be it a free location or a paid location – local or overseas, a proper discussion is always worthwhile. It will help to find a proper timing to shoot at that location. You can share your vision for the shoot, your story with your partner, or anything you wanted to be there in your pre-wedding. With our experience, we will work on your story, shortlist some locations together, and propose timings for the shoot.
Always make back up plans, in case wet weather/rain or other unfortunate circumstances can cause plans to change on the day of the shoot.
Coordinate Outfits & Props
All this is happening just for you and your partner, so deciding your outfits for the day is mandatory. Choose your outfits and props according to the theme. Always discuss with us while finalizing those. Few colors don’t look good on camera or colors might clash with the locations you picked or perhaps your partner’s outfit colors.
If you are hiring a professional wedding photoshoot stylist, you should also give them a few month’s time to prepare for the shoot depending on the complexity of the shoot.
Book your Makeup Artist
Most popular makeup artists are booked out months before. So try to book them in beforehand. We recommend doing a trial session with the makeup artist before. It will help you to decide which look or makeup suits you depending on the outfit you choose.
Get an appointment with your hairstylist if need