How To Prepare For A Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

Nowadays, an important part of the matrimonial ceremony and process is the pre-wedding photo shoot. This is not as tedious or a tiring process as getting prepared for the actual wedding, however, in order for your pictures to be memorable and worth keeping, the pre shoot photos should be photographed and delivered to the clients with the same quality and attention. Below are few of the tips you can follow when doing a pre wedding shoot.

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Choosing a professional photographer

It is always a great idea to hire a professional photographer to be 100% sure of getting a quality output. Pre-wedding photography is similar to that of wedding photography and should ideally be carried out by well rounded, highly seasoned photographers. In order to make a decision, you should look at their portfolios and choose a photographer with a collection that is impressive and up to your personal standards in terms of eye for detail, creativity and comfort of working with.

Choosing the location and theme for the shoot

The location and theme of the photo shoot go hand in hand as it would be difficult to decide on the theme without a set location and vice versa. The theme of the wedding will also affect the dresses and the overall look of the wedding, therefore even the perfect bridal makeup service and other bridal and groom’s attire will be planned accordingly. Most photography experts recommend pre photo shoots to be done in casual or semi formal attire. For example, if the location of the photo shoot is in the beach, it would be appropriate to dress in comfortable, casual clothes that are light coloured and in line with the surrounding rather than having a dressed up look.

Preparation

Always, make a checklist so that you have all the things you need for the day of the shoot. Prepare the necessities the night before the photo shoot, especially if you are not hiring a make-up artist, outfits, make-up kits, props and other accessories need to be taken to the location. Along with these, do not forget to take a few snacks and refreshments with some extra clothes if ever there is an emergency.

Punctuality

As with any photo shoot, being timely and punctual is essential as these occasions need plenty of time to spare in case of emergency mishaps. Further, this will also help you look more relaxed and less stressed if there is time left rather than no time. Also, this allows photographers and assistants to prepare their themes and props and equipments well in advance without leaving anything to the last minute.