Saying “for better or for worse” and “I do” are the most exciting parts for every couple. But the planning for a wedding usually begins months or years in advance to make sure that everything will be in order for the wedding.
Preparing for the big day, everything must be well organized and arranged. The caterer and the church, the gown and the tux, and even the wedding entourage.
In order to have nice photographs to use for the invitations and to also get to know the photographer in advance, the pre-wedding shoots are done before the actual wedding day.
You will often have a few different appointments with your photographer. You will need different kinds of pictures as well. The save the date shoot, the engagement or pre-nuptial shoot and the test photo shoot at the location.
When asking your guests to save a specific date, you want to include some playful pictures. These could be shot in the memorable locations, like the place where you first met or where you shared your first kiss.
While some couples opt to do their save the date shoot and engagement shoot separately, some like to do them at the same time.
The bride’s engagement ring will be shown in the engagement photo shoot and it’s usually held in a romantic location.
The photos from this shoot will be used in the invitation and the various backdrops at the reception. This shows the more romantic and lovey-dovey side of the couple.
The last part of the pre-wedding shoot is not a formal shoot. Photographers like to have some basic knowledge of the location of the wedding before the actual event date.
The photographer may invite his clients for a test shoot at the venue in order to get to know the lighting conditions, what lenses to use and what other equipment to bring.
The photographer and you will become more at ease and comfortable with each other through these pre-wedding photo shoots.This will give everyone an easier time on the day of the wedding itself.