Photographers are having a ball with the new trend in pre-wedding photography, but it can be difficult for every couple to choose a location. You want your pictures to look as good as possible and create lasting memories for you and your partner. If you’re planning a destination wedding or just aren’t sure where to start, here are some tips on how to find the perfect place for your pre-wedding photo shoot:
Think of your wedding venue
There are a few things to consider when choosing a location.
First, think about your wedding venue. If you have booked your wedding at a certain location then that will be the first place you would want to start looking for. You don’t want to be limited by where your budget goes at this stage because there is nothing more disappointing than having an amazing idea in mind but not being able to afford it!
The next thing that’s important is what kind of photos you’re going for and what type of feel do they give off? A beach shoot is going to look different from an urban cityscape and both will produce stunning images. You might want something simple yet elegant or even something vibrant and fun. Look at the style of dress we decide on for our bridesmaids too as these photos could influence how we choose our locations too. For example if all their dresses are pink then maybe we should avoid black & white shots or vice versa.
Think about the weather
Weather is a consideration for any wedding day, but it can be especially important for a pre-wedding photo shoot. This is because you may not have the opportunity to reshoot if the skies decide to open up during your session. It’s important to check the weather forecast before heading out, and also think about bringing an umbrella or jacket just in case.
A rain plan is also something you should consider when planning your photo shoot location. If things go wrong and it starts raining, at least having a plan will help keep everyone calm and focused on getting beautiful photos done instead of being stressed out about how wet they are.
Think about a theme for your photos.
Think about a theme for your photos.
This is the first step to getting some good pre-wedding photos. You have to start with what you like and then go from there. Do you like candid shots? Or do you prefer photojournalism? Are your favorite photos black and white or color? Do you want candid, posed shots that look natural or do you want more of an editorial feel to them? Think about how many pictures are going to be taken at this session and make sure they will all fit in one album (or two if they’re digital). If not, talk with your photographer about whether or not it would be possible for them to print some larger sizes so they can fit into the album better! Most photographers will agree on this because it means less editing time later on when combining all the images together into one big picture book!
Think about what kind of photos you like
The best thing to do is to think about what kind of photos you like. Do you like them in black and white? Or do you prefer color? How do you want your pictures to look? Do you want them all candid, or would they be better posed? And if so, how should the poses be different from what the bride and groom will do on their wedding day?
Think about the style of photography that fits with your personality. Is it more naturalistic or more formal (or both)? Does it feel more comfortable for you to have makeup done professionally or for someone else to help apply it yourself at home? What about hair styling: does this require a lot of time spent in front of a mirror before getting dressed every morning, or is being able to wash it out quickly enough before heading out into the world enough for an everyday look (but still looks polished when photographed)?
Also consider whether there are any restrictions on where we can shoot—if we need permission from someone who owns land where we plan on taking photos; if they’re concerned with possible damages caused by having people walking across their fields; etcetera!
Consider your private property
Make sure your property is safe and secure. You’ll need to make sure that the location you choose for your photo shoot has no power lines or fences that might pose a danger to you, your photographer, and any other guests who will be present. It’s also important to think about neighbors: if they’re close enough that they could see into your yard from their window, it may be best not to select this spot as a location for pictures.
Consider how long it takes to get there from where you live. If you want photos taken at an outdoor location far away from where you live, then make sure that there are no traffic jams before leaving home so that everyone arrives on time!
Choosing a pre-wedding photography location is an important part of the process
Choosing a pre-wedding photography location is an important part of the process. The location will impact not only your photos, but also your experience and level of comfort. If you don’t know where to go, ask your photographer for suggestions! They may have some secret locations they would like to share with you, or they may be able to recommend some popular spots that are easy for everyone in both parties to get to together.
We hope that this blog has helped you to make your wedding photography choice. As we mentioned, there are many variables and options to consider when planning your photos. We’re here to help! With all the information shared here, it should be easy for you to choose a wedding photographer who fits all or most of your needs. Now get out there and start booking those appointments.