The pre-wedding shoot is usually a unique moment many intending couples look forward to before their main wedding ceremony. It is a great way to create everlasting memories for lovebirds set to tie the knot.
Pre-wedding shoot, in some cases, happens three to six months before the wedding day. While it is a beautiful moment in itself, ensuring your pre-wedding shoot turns out the best possible way depends entirely on you.
If you are considering your pre-wedding shoot anytime soon, you must take note of some dos and don’ts.
- Research carefully and properly
The first and most important step for your pre-wedding shoot is proper research. You may be asking yourself: What would I be researching?
While the idea of research may sound funny, having a good pre-wedding shoot is not as easy as you may have imagined and this is where research comes in.
In the first place, you and your partner should research and come up with a theme you will like to work with for your shoot.
This will be followed by research on a professional photographer that will give you the perfect photoshoot you want. You can also check the person’s previous works and review them through their social media handles.
Also, you should not forget to get an appropriate location and a perfect dress for the photoshoot.
- Plan your concept carefully
Your concept/theme should reflect your personality; it should be able to define both of you as a couple.
The photoshoot concept should revolve around your hobbies as a couple which will ensure you have fun and avoid boring poses.
For instance, if both of you are the playful type, you can go for a playful theme or adopt a career-themed concept if you are career-driven.
- Pick a suitable location and feasible time
Attention must be placed on the location of the shoot in order to make the moment unique and memorable as much as possible.
You may consider a beach, garden, museum, or any other place you deem as the perfect location for you.
When the location is sorted, you should fix a time that you and your partner will be available for the shoot. It is worthy to note that your photoshoot shouldn’t be too close to — and not too far — from the wedding day.
In a case where you are having an outdoor shoot, you will have to consider the weather too and also consult your photographer.
The photographer will be able to suggest the best time to get natural light that will give the right mood for the shoot.
- Be time conscious
Be at the fixed location in time so that you don’t keep the photographer waiting. Also, coming on time will make you feel more relaxed and calm, which will be great for the pictures.
- Have fun
To have a perfect shoot, be yourself and be natural. Have a lot of fun during the shoot usually avoid boring poses. Talk to each other, lighten up each other’s mood, and where necessary crack jokes.
Things you should avoid before, during, and after the shoots include;
- Don’t forget your partner’s wish
Be considerate. You must always remember that you aren’t the only one involved in the pre-wedding shoot. It is therefore important that you should not forget your partner’s wish during the shoot.
- Don’t suddenly switch skincare routine
Going for a pre-wedding shoot when you’re not comfortable with your skin is probably the worst mistake you can make.
A good way to prevent this from happening is to avoid switching from one skincare product to another day to the photoshoot because you never know what the outcome may be.
- Don’t disregard simple health and beauty routine
You should try to treat your skin properly days to the shoot in order to have perfect skin for the perfect picture.
- Don’t be too self-conscious
During the shoot, you need to loosen up to get the perfect picture especially when you’re having an outdoor shoot. You must also ignore all distractions.
Nothing matters more at this moment than just your partner and the photographer.
- Avoid over editing of the shoots
After taking the perfect shoot, you should tell your photographer to minimise the editing effects in the pictures.
Overexposure, excessive contrast, and brightness can affect the pictures badly. To this end, the pictures should be natural as possible.
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