10 reasons why a professional pre-wedding photoshoot is a must-do!
A popular trend amongst new-age couples of today, here’s why a pre-wedding shoot should be on your ‘to-do’ list before the wedding.
From striking your signature ‘couple pose’ amidst the lush greens, to capturing mesmerizing candid shots of the two of you ambling along the beach, a professional pre-wedding photoshoot gives you plenty of opportunities to showcase both of your personalities and also highlights your creativity. Earlier, pre-wedding photoshoots were a rare luxury but with couples nowadays realizing the importance of capturing precious moments right before they get hitched for life, a pre-wedding photoshoot has become somewhat of an essential to-do, high up on the list of things to strike off before the wedding day.
However, if you’re still not convinced and are hesitant to take the plunge, here are 10 reasons why you should totally consider having a professional pre-wedding photoshoot:
Celebrate your engagement:
Giving you the perfect excuse to celebrate the day he put a ring on it, a pre-wedding photoshoot is also a fun way to celebrate this significant milestone that marked the beginning of a new chapter in your relationship.
Get comfortable with the camera:
Striking a pose in front of the camera isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Facing a camera suddenly on your big day has the potential to make you shy, awkward and extremely conscious which can also prevent you from enjoying the festivities. However, with a pre-wedding photoshoot, you will be able to get over being camera-shy effortlessly, considering it’s a one-on-one with your photographer, which becomes easier to get comfortable with. This, in turn, helps build up your confidence and prepares you for the wedding day where you may find yourself facing a whole plethora of lenses pointed at you.
Put your hair and makeup through a test run:
While you may have decided on a particular hairstyle or a makeup look for your ceremonies, things may look quite different in pictures than it does personally. This is a great chance to check out different looks with a variety of vendors to identify problem areas if any and make timely changes. An outdoor pre-wedding shoot can also act as a prep to see how long your makeup or hairstyle can hold up under the sun if an outdoor ceremony is on the cards.
Capture this special phase of your relationship:
In every couple’s love story, there’s a special phase in the weeks and months preceding your wedding. These are the days that build up to the big day, which are extremely exciting and precious as you have so much to look forward to, and the planning in itself is so much fun.
A professional pre-wedding photoshoot allows you to convey your love story and chemistry in beautiful frames that can be cherished in the years to come.
High-quality pictures that can be easily shared:
Now that you are a couple, you will have so many opportunities to post photos on social media. In such cases, a blurry, casually captured photo on the phone just doesn’t make the mark. A professional pre-wedding photoshoot provides you with a large set of high-quality pictures that you can proudly share with your loved ones and even use in the future to celebrate your anniversary or other milestones.
Build a rapport with your photographer:
Another important and practical reason to have a pre-wedding photoshoot, understanding your photographer’s style of work opens up the doorway of a two-way communication, where you and your vendor can collaborate and exchange notes to execute your vision. Additionally, it also gives the photographer a chance to understand both your personalities which helps him/her guide you to put your best foot forward in front of the camera on the big day, at all your ceremonies.
Relive your memories at a special place:
Some of the most beautiful things in life are not actually material things but making memories and the places you make them at. It may be the place where you first met, or the spot where you shared your first kiss. A pre-wedding photoshoot at places like these not only refreshes your memory of those precious moments but also strengthens the bond between you both.
Give your wedding stationery a personal touch:
A pre-wedding photoshoot planned at least two months before the wedding gives one enough time to design a personalized invitation that is sure to impress the invitees. If you’re not shy about going the extra mile, then these photos can also be used to personalize your ‘save the date’ cards and other wedding stationery that the guests can probably take home as a wedding favor.
Take a break from the planning and spend quality time with your partner:
In between the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding, many of us often get little or no time to spend with our partners. Providing a well-timed getaway, a pre-wedding photo session at a scenic location, or at your favorite spot allows the two of you to reconnect and take a breath of fresh air before you tie the knot.
Get your creative juices running:
Gone is the era where the photographer instructed a couple to strike arduously boring poses. For the new age couple who wants to take the less beaten path, there are ideas aplenty to be found online that’ll capture the relationship you share in the best possible way. While weddings can be a more formal affair where one is surrounded by guests, a pre-wedding photoshoot is a perfect occasion where you both can let yourself loose and get your creative juices flowing.
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