Wedding Photography: Thinking of Backing out of a Pre-wedding Shoot? Don’t.

wedding photographer BristolTo many people, weddings are the most important events in life; even more important than birthdays and the day you land your dream job or buy your first car. It’s something out of a fantasy and romantic book for many – the utter knowledge that you are about to settle in with your prince-charming and the love of your life is an absolutely unparalleled experience.

It’ll be devastating then to find out days or weeks later that because you developed cold-feet and you were tense, your wedding pictures were vapid, flavourless and unpleasant. Or that your photographer found it difficult to communicate with you and took some of the worst pictures ever taken. You see where I’m going with this? Moreover, wedding days are usually tense and stressful not to say the least.

You want your wedding pictures to be radiant, astonishing, mind-blowing and full of life, and it starts with pre-wedding photos. Pre-wedding shoots are gradually becoming the norm today seeing the amount of creativity people put into them and you want in on some of the action.

So, if you have never considered taking a pre-wedding shoot or you are thinking of withdrawing from one, think again. Here are some reasons why pre-wedding photos are beneficial.

First off, think of pre-wedding photos as rehearsals before the carol.

Without rehearsals, the choir will get on stage, sing out of tune and ruin everybody’s Christmas. Pre-wedding shoots afford the opportunity of “rehearsing”. You get to do all you want and learn how to be comfortable before a camera. Wedding shoots aside, a lot of people are generally shy even when taking casual photos with friends. Flexing your muscles weeks before the wedding will go a long way in helping you bring out your best on your wedding day.

Pre-wedding shoots let you know your photographer, his/her skills and experience level.

More importantly, it builds connection and trust between you and your photographer. It’s a great deal of comfort when you are aware that a familiar and competent wedding photographer Bristol is taking your wedding pictures. Relaxing even.

  • Apart from you getting to know your wedding photographer Bristol, pre-wedding photos afford him/her the benefit of knowing you and your spouse. Before the wedding, he already knows the intricate chemistry between the two of you, the poses and angles you are most comfortable in, if he needs to say a couple of jokes to bring out that radiant smile and all he needs to do to get the best out of the both of you.
  • Those beautiful and captivating pre-wedding photos can then be added onto your stationery and invites, adding another layer of exquisiteness to the overall wedding. Imagine sending out invites, favours and place cards with stunning pre-wedding photos printed on them. Oomph!
  • If anything, pre-wedding shoots give you and your partner some personal time to be as creative as possible without the hassle of invited guests. Your wedding will most likely be inundated with family, friends and friends of friends. With pre-wedding photos in the works, you and your partner have all the time in the world to do the crazy things and attempt sexy and romantic poses you have always wanted with the help of Duncan Mein Photography.