Why Pre-wedding Shoots are Essential
Pre-wedding shoots are a modern take on the traditional engagement shoots that were common in the past years. It has become such a great trend these days that more and more newlyweds are signing up. A simple one to two hour pre-wedding shoot a few weeks or months before your big day can work wonders!
Situated in Kwa-Zulu Natal, we at Eloise Photography have always loved doing pre-wedding shoots. We like to build up a good relationship with all our wedding couples so that on their big day, we know exactly how they want their special day to be photographed. Many of our couples book a shoot with us to get comfortable in front of the camera, and they will often use their images to add an extra personal touch to their wedding. Take a look at why we think pre-wedding shoots are absolutely essential.
Eliminate Camera Nerves
Let’s start off with the most important one – getting rid of those camera nerves. Not many people like, or are comfortable being photographed. Couples always say they are not very photogenic, but the truth is nobody thinks they are photogenic. Spending time having your photographs taken in a relaxed and leisurely manner will make things a little easier on your wedding day; some of the nervousness will go and anything that can reduce nerves on your wedding day has got to be good hasn't it?
Get a Hair and Make-up Trial
Pre-wedding shoots are a great way to “try out” your hair stylist and make-up artist before the big day. You’ll get to see how you’ll look in professional photos, and advise your style team if you want any adjustments made for your wedding.
Modelling Crash Course
As professional photographers, we want the photographs from your wedding day to be the best they can possibly be. Having a pre-wedding shoot will give us an opportunity to advise you on how to stand (individually and together), how to look at each other and embrace each other to make beautiful priceless photographs.
The most important thing is that a pre-wedding shoot with us, installs confidence in our couples and allows them to see how their big day will unfold. At Eloise Photography, we never forget that our newlyweds put a huge amount of trust in us to capture their love story perfectly. Contact us today to set up an appointment before your big day.
Tell a Story with Your Engagement Photos
When a couple gets engaged, they step into the beginning of a new life long journey – a world of love, responsibility and happiness. To celebrate this momentous occasion, couples choose to immortalize their relationship through engagement photos.
It has been said time and again that a picture is worth a thousand words. A key ingredient to great engagement photos, aside from a couple madly in love and a great photographer, is a picture perfect setting that makes you feel comfortable, reflects your personality and photographs well. Remember that engagement photos tell a story and that story should reflect your journey and relationship. Having a theme creates harmony and continuity of your photos – it’s all about finding a unique and special location to tell your story through your engagement photos.
Location, Location and Location!
While photographers are great at suggesting locations, it is always helpful when the bride and groom have a few good ideas in mind. Although meaningful settings that have an important significance to you and your fiancé are always a brilliant idea – don't be afraid to think outside the box. Keep an eye out for unique textures and backgrounds that can allow for diversity!
At Eloise Photography, we love shooting in places that have interesting elements, colour and textures: places like a used bookstore, the beach, an industrial area, a carnival, a train station, a park or an open field. There are many great locations for your engagement photo shoot. However, whatever location you decide, make sure it's a location that suits your style and personalities.
Engagement photos are a fun part of your engagement period…that special, intimate time for just the both of you before you become husband and wife. An engagement shoot can become the perfect reason to celebrate your upcoming marriage, spend a quality day with your partner, try out your make-up and hair stylist and get to know your photographer who will be taking the photos on your big day. Engagement photos are about telling a story of a couple madly in love, whereas wedding photos are about telling a story of an important day. Don’t miss out on capturing both with Eloise Photography.
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