While it is to be expected that photos will be taken throughout your wedding day, many couples opt for a pre-wedding photo shoot as a way to further preserve memories leading up to the main event. This, however, can lead to major frustrations since there are so many things to consider. If you are entertaining the notion of a pre-wedding shoot separate from the photos snapped on your wedding day, you have some pretty big choices to make. As part of a wedding shoot survival guide, you will want some tips to keep you sane.
Tradition Be Damned!
For as long as anyone can remember, it has been ‘bad luck’ for the groom to see his bride in her bridal gown before she walks down the aisle to join hands with him for life. In fact, this superstition has become so prevalent that it is now actually a tradition. Unfortunately, this can cause major headaches when planning a wedding shoot.
Do you want to wear a rented or borrowed bridal gown for the shoot or do you want to don your actual gown for authenticity in the shoot? Documenting your fairytale courtship and wedding is simply more real if you wear your bridal gown to the shoot. Many brides are turning their back on tradition and oddly, that hasn’t altered their marital bliss in any way, shape or form. In other words, “Tradition be damned! I want a wedding shoot that is the real deal!”
Choose the Hairstyle You Want for the Actual Event
If you are looking for authenticity, it would be wise to choose your hairstyle in advance. You can find a ton of advice on styles perfect for brides on mynewhairstyles.net so that you will be able to discuss with your hairdresser if that cut/style is even feasible.
Staying sane means accounting for the way in which all things work together. In this case, it would be your veil and the hairstyle you think would look good on you. For today’s shorter veils, a stacked bob might be ideal, but that also must be balanced with the contour and shape of your face. Let your hairdresser help you here to keep you even saner. Get ideas online and then talk to your stylist.
Remember Why You Want Those Photos!
The whole purpose of having a wedding shoot separate from your wedding day is because you have more time to control the shoot. You can better control where you’d like photos shot and you can add all the special effects you’d like to give an even greater ethereal appeal to shots of the happy couple.
Some couples choose to have their wedding shoot at parks near streams and waterfalls while others look for wedding pictures in places where the ceremony and reception are to be held. A pre-wedding shoot gives you ample time to pose, shoot, and reshoot until you get the shot you are looking for to preserve your happy memories for posterity.