Once the engagement photo shoot is over, couples do not understand why they should do more shoots. Most do not understand the difference between the engagement and pre-wedding photo shoot. Today, a few more couples are warming up to the idea of having a trial for their wedding photography. They want to try out their romantic poses and assess the skills of the wedding photographer.
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Having learned why you need to undertake the photo shoot, lets learn how to prepare for it.
When should a pre-wedding shoot take place? Anywhere between 2- 4 months you can have your pre-wedding photo session.
How long should the shoot last? The pre-wedding photo shoot session is flexible and depends with how much time you have. It can take an hour to 2 days depending on the location, your availability and the kind of shots you want.
Where should you go for your pre-wedding photography? This depends with what you want as a couple. You may want to try out your actual wedding venue. This helps you experiment with lighting and theme colors to see the final product. Also, you may be eager to explore new locations. Or you may want to do both.
What should you wear? You may want to dress up in your wedding gown and see how well it complements you. Or you may prepare a variety of clothes to change into during the shoot. Whatever you choose to wear, it must match your location and be comfortable enough. What you wear can also be a theme around your love story, backgrounds or your future together. Get creative with it but don’t be over complicate it.
How should you pose? Poses are foreign to humans but when we express our natural self, its incomparable. The best pose you will enjoy is your deepest expression to your partner. Whether you want to hold hands, close your eyes and reminisce or smile at each other, it’s you to decide. The location you choose, your outfits and your poses should all match. Your pre-wedding photographer will be able to advice you more.
What happens after the shoot?After the photo shoot, sit down with your photographer and pick out the photos you like best. Have some printed, framed and ready for display on your wedding day. Get some others in soft copies that you can play as a slide on your big day. Have some copies posted on your website to share with friends and family or organize them as you would like to. You could also get some small printed sizes for your wallet or picture wall.
Finish your plans for the wedding photography by pointing out what you want or don’t want. Finally, go prepare for the big day!
As you have learned, Pre-wedding photography is very different from the engagement shoot. You can’t have one and not the other. Each is very important and plays its role !