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A complete guide to pre-wedding photography

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A complete guide to pre-wedding photography

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]With so much pressure to just relax and enjoy your big day, it’s becoming more and more common for couples to spread their wedding photo-shoots across multiple days.

These shoots are known as pre-wedding photography or day-after photography, and allows couples to capture the excitement and joy that comes with getting married without having to worry about the stress that can accompany the big day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Pre-wedding photography ideas

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Some pre-wedding photo shoots are truly creative, and accurately capture the personalities and relationship of the bride and groom.

As with most elements of your wedding, you typically book your wedding photographer months in advance. Therefore, a pre-wedding shoot allows you to really get to know your photographer and their working style and approach. More importantly, it allows your wedding photographer to get to know you. They’ll get to know your tastes, whether you’re a fan of posed or candid photography and the lighting and angles that you prefer. After a successful pre-wedding shoot, you can rest assured that your wedding photography is in safe hands.

Having completed a shoot in advance means that, when the big day comes you’ll be able to just relax and have confidence in your photographer. They’ll also be able to capture the photos more quickly and efficiently, leaving you more time with your guests.  

Pre-wedding photography, which can include proposal and engagement photography, is also a great way to create a more complete wedding album. Allowing your photographer to capture you both before and on your wedding day provides a beautiful narrative to your collection of wedding photos.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

What are the benefits of pre-wedding photography?

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]If you’re looking to keep costs down, pre-wedding photography can feel like an unnecessary expense. But there are a number of benefits to having a pre-wedding shoot.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column][vc_column_text]

1. No time pressure

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]If you have a pre-wedding photo shoot, the day of the shoot is all yours to capture those all-important stunning shots. You can make the most of natural light, for example, by requesting that your photographer shoot you at ‘golden hour’ with a beautiful low evening sun. Due to time constraints and a full schedule, it isn’t always possible to co-ordinate your photos so precisely. The lack of time pressure is a huge benefit of having a pre-wedding shoot.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column][vc_column_text]

2. Gives you free reign over  location

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]On your wedding day, your photos are of course limited to just your venue. However, you may want to capture other locations that are important to you, and pre-wedding photography allows you to do this. For example, you can have a pre-wedding shoot at the place where you met, where you had your first kiss or on a scenic walk that the two of you enjoy taking together. The options are endless, and you can make it as personal and unique to your relationship as you like.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column][vc_column_text]

3. Freedom to dress how you like

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]You can also dress how you feel to ensure that the photos truly capture your taste and personality. You can dressed up for your pre-wedding shoot, but you might also prefer relaxed photos in casual attire. 


For more information and guidance on pre-wedding photography, get in touch.

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