Traditions change over time and weddings are the perfect example of that.
It really wasn’t that long ago that all weddings were the same; these are now called “traditional” weddings.
The range of options available to the happy couple has exploded over the past generation, with people getting married to unusual themes and in strange places.
Wedding photos are also changing with the times, and it’s no longer accepted that your wedding photos need only be on your special day.
Pre-wedding photo shoots are gaining popularity, with many couples choosing them as their “official” wedding photos, over the ones taken on the wedding day, and here’s why…
Your wedding day may be the happiest day of your life, but it’s also one of the most stressful.
Make-up, guests, food, transport, gifts - everything has to go to plan, and somehow you need to fit a photo shoot in there too!
Having a pre-wedding photo shoot allows you to relax, take your time, and not feel like you’re rushing things or forgetting something. And of course, if you’re stressed, how good can you look in a photo?
Forget about it all and organise your photos at a time that suits you - weeks, or even months, before your wedding date. You’ll take better photographs, won’t be stressed and have all the time you need to find that perfect shot.
Helps the photographer prepare
Another big advantage of pre-wedding photos shoots is the fact that it helps the photographer prepare for the actual wedding.
By already experiencing a photo shoot with you, the photographer can get to know you better, figuring out what works and what doesn’t. They learn your likes and dislikes, how you react to direction, which is your best angle and when you step out of your comfort zone.
And of course, experiencing a photo shoot beforehand is also a way for you to get to know them. If you know what to expect, you’re less likely to be nervous on your wedding day, and this leads to more natural, happier photographs.
Have control over the photos
Many people are having pre-wedding photo shoots simply to spice things up!
If you’re only having photos on your big day, then your options are limited to what those photos will look like.
With a pre-wedding shoot, the options are endless. Location, dress, postures… it’s all whatever your imagination can dream up.
The bride doesn’t have to be wearing her wedding dress, the couple don’t have to be standing gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes… photos can be cheeky or sexy, creative or surreal.
Shoots on the beach, in the woods, jumping off a bridge, playing paintball…The point is to create a memory that will last a lifetime – much like your wedding day.
Great gift idea
Forget the toaster or coffee maker; a photo shoot is the perfect gift for the happy couple.
It’s the kind of gift that doesn’t stop giving. Decades from now they will still have those photos - and the memories - to look back on.
A pre-wedding photography shoot is a thoughtful and everlasting gift, and one which will surely be appreciated.
Call us to bring your ideas to life
The team at Markovina have seen every type of wedding imaginable, so no matter what type of theme you’re considering for your special day, we can help bring it to life.
Our staff have years of experience, and we’ve got a well-oiled machine here ready to make your wedding day run as smoothly as possible.
Call us today if you have any questions, or would like to run some ideas past us for your unique wedding.