The goal of a pre-wedding photo shoot is to have pictures to treasure forever. The pre-wedding photo shoot is your time to get away from the stress and chaos of your wedding preparation – a day trip of sorts, to bond with each other, be yourselves and let your quirky, sensitive and romantic sides be captured.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY – Find a wedding photographer who can bring out your personalities. You can do this by browsing through his previous work and seeing the kind of pictures he is able to take. Visualize yourself in his work, if you can do that, you’ve found your perfect photographer.
RESEARCH – Do your research on everything! The concept, the theme you would like, some samples of poses you want, the style your photographer is good at, his budget, your clothes, delivery of photographs…! Having all these ready will help you make the right choices and be happy with the result.Also checkout this link for more options on different pre wedding photo shoot poses.
LOCATION – Choosing a location for a pre wedding photo shoot can be daunting. Historical places like forts and castles are iconic and give depth to pictures. They have a deeper meaning as well, since they have stood the test of time with strength and tenacity. You can also choose to get your shoot done in places where you grew up as they have a sentimental and nostalgic value.Beach locations can also be considered as an option for a photo shoot late in the evening.
WHAT TO WEAR – It’s important for a couple to project their personality on camera, and for the same, colours and outfits that complement each other works wonders. Contrary to wedding photography which is focused on heavy lehengas, shararas and sherwanis, you can experiment with different outfits in a pre-wedding shoot.
Keep a change of three-four outfits ready, with a mix of Indian and western and casual and formal. Whatever you choose, never be uncomfortable as it will make you rigid, and it will show in the pictures.
TIME – Good photographers in Mumbai will always suggest a time between 5:30 – 10 am or late evenings. At peak hours, the harsh sunlight can impact the photographs, your health and structure of the pictures as there are too many passer-bys.
Have a great pre-wedding photo shoot that you and your dear ones will remember for years to come!