In the hectic hustle of the run-up to the wedding, every couple gets to feel a little bit like it’s a long distance relationship. Instead of geographic distance – there’s lists and decisions and family members and opinions and logistics. A pre-wedding photo-shoot is an immediate, effective pressure valve, an oasis in the middle of the planning chaos to just spend a day looking into the eyes of this person you’re going to spend your life with. And while you get some fabulous photos, it’s a great opportunity to get comfortable with a camera focusing on you.
If a shoot is on your mind, take a cue from some of these couples we’ve picked as this month’s favorites and get inspired.
Vintage Glamour – Allied
Saksham and Tania’s pre-wedding shoot in Udaipur uses royal heritage and classic architecture to frame their romance resulting in pictures that the couple will cherish forever. Each frame is beautifully shot and brings out the magic with a touch of the vintage. The talented team of photographers from Allied says, “The locations were mainly Chunda Palace and Badi Lake which is an actual lake, a little away from the main city. Saksham and Tania wanted a Rajputana/vintage based theme for the shoot, so we ended up choosing Udaipur which was just the right fit.”
A Colorful Affair – Amit Photography
The setting was Mehtab Bagh in Agra and ‘The Perfect Location’ in Faridabad. ‘The Perfect Location’ is a colorful venue with the movie set like backdrops, props, themes and much more. It held the perfect vibe for Sugandha and Shivansh’s pre-wedding shoot. Team Amit Photography had a clear understanding of what this couple’s tastes were like and the two venues matched their style very well. The fact that the couple looks like they belong amidst the stylish backdrops adds to the appeal of the pictures.
A Cultural Mix – DM Official Shots
Instead of escaping to an exotic destination, Saran and Sofia conducted their pre-wedding shoot at Dominic Studio in Bangkok. Saran is a Sikh and Sofia is Thai. The team of DM Official Shots recalls, “It was hard to set up a theme, but we decided to go for a look which was westernized but also had elements appropriate for a Thai marrying a Sikh. We organized three wardrobe changes with different aesthetics for each outfit.” The pictures give us a glimpse of their beautiful inter-cultural romance against luxurious backdrops. The minimalist background made the bride and groom stand out as they posed with each other.
Myriad Moods – Mrinal Khatnani Photography
The couple’s idea was to incorporate their unique love story and romantic moments against the historic Vasai Fort and gorgeous Aksa Beach. Their idea was to portray their connection and love before two different backdrops. From poses by the beach to those at the fort, each picture has an un-missable charm. Their expressions captured by Mrinal Khatnani Photography convey their deep love, and the color and composition of the photographs mirror it perfectly.
Heritage Romance – Priyam Parikh Pictures
Nikita and Krishna made the most of the multiple locations at their pre-wedding photo shoot; the Vijay Villas Palace in Mandvi, the beautiful architecture of The Resort, each frame is magical and memorable. Photographer Priyam Parikh shares, “The couple was full of energy and their eagerness at this shoot was commendable. They also shared a great chemistry and were full of energy despite having to travel and get the shoot done in extreme weather. It took us three days and we finally made it!”
Romantic Escape – Taj Studio
Akshay and Akshiya had always envisioned their pre-wedding photo shoot to be a bit offbeat and unique without being photographed in a clichéd fashion. Team Taj Studio understood their aesthetic and organized a travel-themed pre-wedding shoot in Lonavala. The picturesque environs add to the beauty of the frames.
Contemporary Charm – The Photo Lab
Gangaur and Rahul wanted a pre-wedding photo shoot that exuded contemporary charm. They decided to shoot amidst the heritage architecture of Ballard Estate, Mumbai and chose The Photo Lab – who helped them put their ideas into perspective. The talented team of The Photo Lab shares, “Gangaur Sharma and Rahul met in an arranged set up. He is reserved, calm and a quiet kind of person. She’s the hyper, excited, impulsive one. We completely hit it off with the couple since the very first meet. The theme was to keep it natural and easy going and we managed to achieve everything with ease.”
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