In recent years, the pre-wedding session has become very popular, which consists of doing a pre-wedding photo session a few months or weeks before the wedding.
Many wedding photographers offer a photo session before the ceremony as an additional service to the D-Day photo album. The main objective is to get to know your photographer and for them to get to know you as a couple.
Why is a pre-wedding session important?
A pre-wedding session is a short photo session with the wedding photographer, and usually takes place approximately three to six months before the wedding. The main objective of the pre-wedding session is to get used to being in front of the camera, establish a good relationship with your photographer, and have some romantic images of the couple before the wedding.
The truth is that spending a little time without pressure, talking and overcoming your fears of being photographed, or even rehearsing the role of models in front of the camera, will not only make you enjoy it more but will bring a great naturalness to the images.
For the professional who captures these emotionally charged special moments in images, it is very useful to know the couple beforehand, how affectionate they are, and how well they expose themselves to the public. Some couples will be happy to kiss on camera and others will be more comfortable holding hands or hugging.
You’ll also discover the photographer’s way of working and style, so don’t be too surprised if he disappears into the bush on your wedding day and you wonder what’s going on, photos through the greenery create a great effect.
Finally you will have a selection of romantic and fun photos months before your wedding. Remember that opting for a pre-wedding session is a couple’s decision, but it is highly recommended, especially if you feel uncomfortable in front of the lens.
How to prepare a pre-wedding session?
At the beginning of the session, you are likely to find yourself a bit tense, so answering a few questions about yourself, playing a little game, or simply putting on a costume will help you relax little by little.
Plan the session, find a special location, and relax. After a few minutes, spontaneous and natural photos will begin to emerge that portray the complicity of the couple.