Some important tips for a successful pre-wedding photoshoot
Once we have decided to have our engagement photos taken, the next thing to do is to make sure that our photo shoot is a success. Some important matters, such as the location of the shoot, outfit to wear any time of the day that the shoot will take place, needs to be dealt with in advance. Here are some of the important things to consider about pre wedding photo shoot in Singapore.
The choice of location does not have to be confusing. Consider the places that are meaningful to us and our fiancés, such as the place where we first met or the place we often visit. Also, consider the style of the location. Do we want an outdoorsy location, like parks and gardens; artsy backdrop, like galleries and museums; or playful ambiances, like playgrounds and candy shops? A good choice of environment makes the photos look exquisite and more dramatic.
Choose an outfit that looks good on us and coordinates with our chosen environment. Picking the right colors of our clothing will also help to make us stand out from the background. As much as possible, wear solid colors and avoid trendy outfits as they will outdated our photos when the trend goes out of style. Printed and patterned outfits tend to attract attention away from the face, so we might want to avoid such if we want emotions to dominate the photographs.
How far in advance should we have our engagement photos taken? There is no time limit for this. We can have it as soon as we get engaged, or a couple of weeks before the wedding day. However, we will need to consider the weather and whether we will need some photos for newspaper wedding announcement. If so, a photo shoot must be done well in advance before the invitations are ordered.
Time of the day
For outdoor shoots, the best time would be early in the morning or late afternoon. Photos taken during those times have fewer glares and are easy to enhance. If it is in a public indoor location, like restaurants or coffee shops, call them and inquire when they are least busy. This will allow our photographer to capture images without worrying about people walking in the background and provide us more usable photographs.
Hair and makeup
Never do anything drastic to our hair and makeup for our wedding photo session. Avoid changes that no longer show our natural beauty. We want our photos to reflect who we really are, and we want to look and feel comfortable in our own skin. Our love and chemistry with our soon-to-be-husband will come out naturally if we are at ease with our appearance.
When memories of our wedding start to fade, our photographs will not, and having a few shots of our engagement will add an even more meaningful reminiscence of those special moments in the days leading to our wedding day. Engagement photos can be used to start a wedding photo timeline, can be hung on the walls of our home, can be used for wedding announcements and wedding stationery. Sparing some time for a pre-wedding photo shoot will make our wedding photo collection priceless in the many years to come. To find out more about our overseas bridal shoot in Singapore click here.