Pre-wedding photography sessions are a magical time for the soon-to-be-married couples to get memorable moments of their togetherness framed before the wedding hassle begins. It’s a chance for them to have their story captured in pictures, reminisce about the first time they met and add more sparks to their budding chemistry. For photographers, pre-wedding photoshoots not only offer the perfect opportunity to monetise their photography skills, but also hone their style, composition and creativity.
Although pre-wedding photography has become quite common, making the best and the most use of the pre-wedding location still remains a mystery that eludes photographers and couples alike. Moreover, the pandemic has made it difficult to flit from one location to another just for the purpose of shooting pre-wedding pictures. Although our movements have been restricted and it’s not feasible to shoot at multiple locations due to the pandemic, don’t let that hold you back! Travelling is possible if you take all the necessary measures. And what’s more, we’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeve for you to make the most of the pre-wedding location!
Ideas for Choosing the Pre-Wedding Location
One of the most important aspects of the pre-wedding shoot for the photographer is the location. Knowing the location well will enable you to plan your entire shoot beforehand and capture all the shots you want while being time effective. But the major question is what kind of location should you choose or suggest to your clients?
Choosing the perfect location for the pre-wedding shoot would depend upon numerous factors such as the client’s budget and the resources at your disposal. Considering all of that, you can plan the shoot at open-air studios, villas in the outskirts of the city, historical monuments or palaces accessible for photo shoots, or locations where you can find multiple elements – lake, hills, farms or forests, or similar things – at one place or in close proximity to each other.
Open-air studios like Sets in the City, Mumbai; Utopia in Igatpuri, Nashik and The Perfect Location in Faridabad offer the most variety in a single location as they have multiple backdrops, sets and props. From romantic props to backdrops and sets of exotic locations, these studios cater exclusively to the needs of pre-wedding shoots.
If the couple’s budget allows them to book a villa, ask them to choose a place that’s on the fringes of the city with scenic views. A place near a lake, a river, a beach or the hills will allow you to click compositionally strong pictures. Villas that feature a pool, verdant greenery or have a vintage aesthetic would be a bonus.
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