Pre-wedding shoots are becoming increasingly popular these days, and why shouldn’t they be? They are the perfect way to celebrate an eternal bond of love in the most romantic with a movielike vibe. In other words, these mesmerizing shoots offer couples the chance to rejoice and relive the first steps towards living their lives together as they grow old by each others’ side.
The usual way of having a pre-wedding shoot done goes like this: You hire a professional photographer, decide the theme and venue of the shoot, the photographer suggests some poses and starts clicking. If you think we’ve been too mundane in describing the whole pre-wedding day, you can’t blame us for that. Ask any couple who have done their pre-wedding shoot recently and they all will sum it up just like that.
However, your pre-wedding shoot doesn’t necessarily have to be like that. We tried to get in touch with a lot of couples who did their shoots in different ways. By the time we had talked to a few dozens of them, we arrived at the following conclusion: couples that do their own pre-wedding shoots have the most wonderful time clicking their pictures together. The most awesome thing about it was that none of such couples were professional photographers themselves. If then can do it, then so can anyone!
Naturally, we asked them to share some tips. In this blog, we have tried to cover all those suggestions by the most joyful and adventurous couples that are truly made for each other. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this guide for making your pre-wedding shoot awesome without a professional photographer!
First things first. Before we begin, we just to clarify one thing. When we say you don’t need a professional photographer for your pre-wedding shoot, doesn’t mean you don’t need any camera guy at all. After all, you can’t fill your entire pre-wedding album with just selfies, can you? So, yeah, you’re going to need an amateur photographer in the form of a friend, or a bunch of friends, that will manage all the clicking. Bonus points if any of this friend of yours happens to be a pro photographer.
See, the suggestion regarding not hiring a professional is so because he or she won’t be able to invest fully into the shoot even if he or she wants to. A hired professional has no idea about your story, your journey or your bond. That’s it. It’s not about saving money at all.
Now, if you’ve decided to get rid of the photographer, it’s very important that you have a camera that can capture the essence of your bond. Here are some budget professional cameras to look for:
- Canon EOS 1300D
- Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
- Nikon D3000
- Fujifilm X-A5
- Canon PowerShot SX430B
These are some of the best budget cameras out there. Other than that, you happen to have a neat camera on your mobile phone, as available in iPhone, One Plus 7, Samsung Flagship Phones or similar ones, then that could work too. In the end, just make sure it’s a decent camera that can capture the kind of photos that you need in your album.
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Now, this is the part that truly makes self pre-wedding shoots better. Most couples tend to spend one or two days to have their pre-wedding shoots done. That’s because you need to hire a professional photographer who has other appointments as well. Now, as soon as you dealt with that, you’re free to take as many photos as you want, whenever you want them. Rather than rushing into taking all the photos in just a matter of days, why not do it for months when you’re spending time together? Wouldn’t that be truly memorable than a fake one-day shoot?
We understand that not all the couples have that much time to spend together before their wedding, but still, a few days could work too as long as you get to try out more than one or two places to decide which ones are ideal spots for the click, which brings us to our next point.
This section is a bit complicated to cover since suggesting one place for your pre-wedding shoot is ultimately against the rule of having your own choice, which the blog is all about in the first place. Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you that there’s only this one place where you can have a perfect pre-wedding shoot and nowhere else can come close to it.
Instead, we would suggest you plan this one yourself. If you happen to have a few memories associated with a place, then absolutely for it. Additionally, you can check out some good pre-wedding venues near you and have your pre-wedding shoot done then. As we said, the choice is ultimately up to you.