Say I Do to a Pre-Wedding Photoshoot: 4 Tips to Help You Take Awesome Photos

//Say I Do to a Pre-Wedding Photoshoot: 4 Tips to Help You Take Awesome Photos
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You’re getting married! Congratulations! There’s nothing more exciting than thinking about your big day, and yet now there are a million details to plan.

These plans should include your pre-wedding photoshoot, also referred to as the engagement shoot.

There are several benefits to booking a pre-wedding photo session, not the least of which is the opportunity to develop a good rapport with your wedding photographer.

This article takes a look at some great tips that will help make the experience as positive as possible. Keep reading to see the important details.

1. Do Some Research

The first thing you’ll want to do is research your photographer and photography locations so that you’ll have a better understanding of what to expect. After all, you’ll have limited time at the shoot, so it’s best to have all your questions answered beforehand.

Spend plenty of time researching the best outfit options for the shoot, as well as how you’d like to do your hair and makeup.

The more prep work you do, the more the photographer will be able to focus on the job of producing great pics rather than having to babysit the engaged couple.

2. Choose a Suitable Time and Place for the Shoot

Next, you’ll need to schedule the photoshoot. Keep in mind that it’s important to not schedule the shoot too far in advance or too close to the date of the event.

Don’t make the mistake of scheduling the shoot a year or more from the wedding date, and certainly not within a few weeks of the event.

This photo will be on your announcement and wedding invitations, so you’ll need to try and schedule the shoot for between three and six months from the event. This is the perfect window of time so that family and friends can plan accordingly.

3. Be Prompt and Courteous

Don’t forget that your photographer’s time is valuable. After all, wedding photographers are typically busy throughout the year. Being on time is important.

Be sure to show up on time for your scheduled shoot, be ready to go, and always treat them with respect. Making a good impression is important because you will want them to treat you with the same respect on the day of the wedding. It’s never a good idea to make the photographer upset.

4. Don’t Experiment with New Looks

One final piece of advice for your engagement pics is to resist the impulse to experiment with a new look.  Perhaps you’ve been considering trying out a bold new hairstyle. Well, this isn’t the time. If you end up not loving the new style, you won’t be happy with the results of the photoshoot.

Tips for a Great Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Getting married is an exciting time of life. When it’s time to send out your announcements, you’ll need to include a lovely photo of the two of you. That’s why the pre-wedding photoshoot is so important. This article will help make the experience as stress-free and as pleasant as possible.

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By | 2021-07-07T04:15:11+02:00 November 2nd, 2019|Lifestyle|

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