Arranged Marriage? Get a Pre-wedding Photo-shoot to Get You Comfortable Before The Big Day
In my career as a professional wedding photographer, I have met so many couples and one of the first things I try to gauge is their comfort levels with each other. This helps me plan my candid wedding shots. Some are comfortable enough to be playful and flirty in front of the camera even with a bunch of people watching. However some couples are more reserved and shy and it take a bit of time to make them comfortable. At a wedding ceremony, couples are photographed with several people – relatives, well-wishers and friends. It is mostly a very formal affair, especially if yours is an arranged marriage. This can make couples very self-conscious of the people around them. Although these photographs are beautiful and special, they may not really reflect the special bond you and your better half want to convey.
I believe, arranged or love, marriage is a celebration of togetherness and a unique way to celebrate it is by arranging for a pre-wedding photo-shoot by hiring a good candid wedding photographer. Pre-wedding photography is relatively new in the realm of wedding photography in India. Photographers are still warming up to the idea of doing candid wedding photography. So if you are planning a pre-wedding photo shoot, make sure you hire the best candid wedding photographer you can find. Do your research, talk to your photographer before-hand and discuss how you plan to do it. Your photographer can come up with some really fun ideas.
When to do your pre wedding photo shoot? Engagement ceremonies are great moments to plan your pre-wedding photo shoots. I have noticed that couples are more relaxed during engagement ceremonies. There are usually fewer people and if you are planning a budget wedding photo-shoot, you can get yourself photographed all around the venue. And what better icebreaker! From being shy and serious in from of camera, I have convinced couples to kiss and dance with each other!
If your engagement day is too hectic, then arrange for a special day in a great location to do your pre-wedding photo shoot. You can consult your wedding photographer about the clothes, props and timings. I advise couples to choose picturesque locations or somewhere they can be really comfortable with each other. Ask your photographer for great themes. I personally go for really cosy, funny Romedy-inspired themes or filmy dream sequences that depict blossoming loves. This really sparks the chemistry.
Endless conversations over the phone and the sweet-somethings of your courtship period, these are moments that need to be cherished. Pre wedding photos act as a souvenir for the entire life. You can use these images to create wedding invitations for your friends, create a facebook wedding invite or use as décor for your wedding.
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