From cherry blossoms in Kuala Lumpur to the rugged mountains in Ladakh, blue walls in Jodhpur and the majestic skyline of Mumbai, pre-wedding photo shoots that made it to the list of our favorite photo shoots in October 2018 include compelling backdrops. Click to take a trip through the stunning vistas, sensational backdrops and superb styling captured by some talented photography teams.
1. Dreamy Bliss – Picture Perfect India
Capturing the magic at a pre-wedding shoot can be an unforgettable experience. Recalling the moments of Karishma and Jai’s romantic pre-wedding shoot, the team from Picture Perfect India shares, “Karishma is from Hong Kong and Jai hails from Sydney. They decided to tie the knot in the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan – Jaipur. It was supposed to be a fun-filled and busy three days of non-stop festivities. Our team had not met them before and to break the ice we decided to do a pre-wedding shoot a day before the start of the functions. We had a fun and relaxed shoot at the JW Marriott Jaipur which is located right amidst the Aravalli hills and surrounded by palaces. Both Jai and Karishma were easy going and fun loving, and we had a great time capturing the chemistry they share.”
2. Dream City Marvels – Romesh Dhamija Productions
Imagine sharing sweet nothings with your partner on a yacht in the middle of the sea with nobody to disturb you! Shot by Romesh Dhamija Productions, Taran and Ronak’s mesmerizing pre-wedding shoot against the setting sun and Mumbai skyline resulted in unique frames. The team shares, “Taran & Ronak were very sure that they wanted a shoot which wasn’t ordinary. That did not leave many options in Mumbai as every location is quite overdone. We decided that we would keep the theme classy and glamorous. It wasn’t very difficult to plan this whole shoot as the bride is a designer herself so she took care of planning the clothes and color coordinating with the groom. Shooting on a moving yacht is no easy feat, but once you are in the sea the whole view, the amazing natural light and the beautiful location gets you hyped up. The only slight issue we faced is that the whole process of getting on to the yacht and reaching the venue took a little bit of time so we only got about an hour before the sun had set. We managed to get some beautiful moonlit shots too.”
3. Surreal Fantasy – Tej’s Photography
It’s a rare move to combine a surreal fantasy theme and classic Jodhpur backdrops in a pre-wedding photo shoot, but Neelam and Nakul’s results show how both aspects balanced out beautifully. Team Tej’s Photography share a little about the couple and the choice of their theme and location, “The idea was to shoot a couple photographs that combined the hues of Jodhpur – basically, the blues and the desert ochre that Jodhpur is well known for – with a bit of fantasy inspired getups. The process involved detailing out each look, the layout and poses that would complement the personalities of the couple, and planning out the themes. It sounds so technical, but once we started, it went from being a planned shoot to being a ball with the couple. After all, it’s all about having fun.”
4. Candid Affair – The Storyteller
Sometimes it is the little things that make a difference to the big picture. Monika and Bradj’s pre-wedding shoot captured by The Storyteller has that indefinable ‘wow factor’ that makes it one of our favorite photo shoots of the month. From casual poses to dramatized frames, the images capture the powerful chemistry between the couple. The concept was subtle, and the focus was on the sweet little moments the two shared. One set of shots is all about white, light and casual, and another set, focuses on black, formal and glamor. The contrast between these two moods is cleverly highlighted through the use of locations, backdrops, ensembles and expressions.
5. Enveloped in Natural Beauty – Our Wedding Chapter
From the earthy hues of Ladakh’s rugged mountains to the seemingly endless, uncrowded roads in the region, every frame of Rahul and Shreya’s pre-wedding shoot captured by Our Wedding Chapter pays homage to the striking character of Ladakh. Contrasting elements such as Shreya wearing a fiery red gown and posing against the stark background enhance the dramatic mood. Stylish ensembles and lovely poses make the couple’s photo shoot a compelling one in a charming location.
6. Blooming Romance – Slice of Life Pictures
Beautiful cherry blossoms add to the essence of happiness captured in Betty and Tuck’s photoshoot. Their smiles are contagious, and the couple’s chemistry adds a lot of charm as team Slice of Life Pictures documented their love story. Team Slice of Life Pictures shares, “Tuck and Betty are a very chilled-out couple. They were looking for a very casual and candid photoshoot and did not want it to look staged. The location we picked was Perdana Botanical Gardens which is a beautiful quiet park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.”
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