Weddings are some of the most important occasions in people’s lives, especially for women. But organizing such an event can be quiet challenging. There is so much to organize and everything just happens so quick.
One area that has seen an increase in popularity is the pre-wedding photo shoot.
In this article we look at why pre-wedding photo shoots are becoming so popular and why you might want to consider organizing one.
Understanding what pre-wedding photo shoots are
In very basic terms these are photos taken before the actual wedding day. The time the photos are taken depends on factors such as finding the right scenic spot, how long your engagement is and the style of phot you are after.
Typically however they happen anywhere from 6 months to 1 month prior to the wedding.
The key idea behind this sort of shoot is to provide an opportunity for the couple to let their photos tell a story about their engagement and the lead up to their wedding. Not only that but many brides also use pre-wedding photo shoots to trial their makeup or hair stylist.
With a pre-wedding photo shoot you don’t want everything to be the same however. So if you are getting married on a beach then you might want to try a completely different location and setting for this shoot.
Are these shoots worth considering?
Our answers differs on this specific question for a number of reasons. It largely comes down to what you want as a couple and the amount of time you have before your wedding.
If you have a relatively short engagement you might find that you simply don’t have enough time to schedule a pre-wedding shoot in.
Other people may choose to skip a pre-wedding shoot as it is just another expense that needs to be covered and doesn’t add anything to the wedding itself.
On the other hand however some couples really want to document their engagement period and see this as the perfect reason to do a pre-wedding shoot.
At the end of the day it has to be something that you want to do. All we can say is that the concept is growing in popularity.
Here’s some other reasons why you might consider a pre-wedding shoot.
* Trying out different looks
Did you ever go through an old photo album and wish you could change the way you looked in some photos? This photo shoot provides you with the opportunity to try out different looks for your big day.
Take photos of yourself wearing different makeup and hairstyle. While you won’t be wearing your wedding dress at least you can make sure you get some of these other areas right.
* Creating a good slide show for wedding night
Later at the wedding reception you can use the photos for a slide show that play in the background or on a screen. This works especially well if they play during your first dance as a married couple.
* Planning For The Worse (When It Comes To Weather)
When you book a wedding months or even years in advance you have no idea what the weather will be like on the day. In this instance the pre-wedding photo shoot is like a backup. It allows you to get another special set of photos taken in case you wake on your wedding day to pouring rain and thunderstorms.