A pre-wedding photo shoot is often overlooked by couples. While some prefer to focus on the big day, others are not aware if such a thing exists. At times, lack of time or a limited photography budget is also the reason why many couples choose to not have a pre-wedding photo shoot.

What is a Pre-wedding Photo shoot?

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As the name suggests, this type of photo shoot is done few days or weeks before the wedding date. In majority of cases, the venue is chosen by the couple but sometimes, the photographer is also involved in helping the couple make a choice. From a landscaped garden or a hotel lobby to the beach or a historical monument, there are several places where a pre-wedding photo shoot can be done.

For instance, in Mumbai, many photographers choose the CST, Bandra-Worli Sea link, Gateway of India and Kargar because these locations have character that makes for some beautiful photos. At times, photographers are flown to exotic locales for these photo shoots such as Paris, France or Hawaii.

There are several wedding photographers in Mumbai who include a pre-wedding photo shoot in their package. So, make sure to ask about it when you are hiring one.

What are the benefits?

Pre-wedding photo shoot is a fun way for the couple to build a rapport with the photographer. It gives the photographer a chance to understand what type of chemistry the couple shares and how to use it for clicking outstanding images on their big day. The photographer also gets to know the right angle from which the couple’s pictures will look the best. All this will help in getting the desired result in the form of a wedding album.

This photo shoot helps in breaking the ice between the couple and the photographer. It helps the photographer know how intrusive or subtle he can be on the wedding day. The couple gets to see how the photographer is making the best use of the venue to click their photos. It also helps them decide whether or not they would want to have the same photographer for their big day.

Many couples want their wedding album to tell a story and images clicked from a pre-wedding shoot can be the start of their story. If it is an arranged marriage, this photo shoot can be a great opportunity for the couple to meet and find their chemistry so that it shows in their wedding pictures too.

By Haadi