Pre-wedding photography is fun and paints the couple’s emotions on a beautiful canvas before their wedding day. The bride and groom can experience love in our pictures, and it will get imprinted in their memory forever as a symbol of their courtship days. Powered by the ideas of Haythem Lafhaj pre wedding photoshoot Washington DC.

In recent years, pre-wedding photoshoot has gained huge popularity. Here are some important pre-wedding photography tips to capture stunning pictures that will make the would-be couple happy.

Ask for couple’s ideas beforehand

Every couple has different pre-wedding photoshoot ideas. Some want their pre-wedding shoot should be natural and very simple, while other couples opt for loud, glamorous, fashionable, and editorial photos. So, it is very important to discuss the bride and groom’s ideas for a photoshoot before doing the pre-wedding  session, so that you can deliver exactly what they want and envision.

Couples usually have some formed pre-wedding photoshoot ideas. Photographers can capture more creative pictures with mixing his/her creativity with couple’s ideas.

Use the  longer lens

A longer lens produces beautiful photos that complement your ride and groom’s best features, and it also creates a beautiful blur background to keep the focus on the couple.

Using a longer lens makes the couple feel relaxed as well because the photographer doesn’t have to stand very close to the couple to get a romantic closeup shot. It’s hard for the couple to act naturally when the camera is on their faces. So the photographer should use a longer lens to help put their client’s at ease.

Find beautiful locations

Finding beautiful locations for the photoshoot session is very important. For example, For casual shots – a park, For vintage and dramatic shoot – an old and ornate building, or for a modern look – maybe a rooftop with the city landscape.

While looking for the location, always keep your client’s personalities in your mind. For example, a shy bride or groom would probably be uncomfortable being photographed in a place that is crowded, so try to find a much quieter place for that couple.

Use variation while shooting

For a pre-wedding session in your gallery variations are required. You can also add little details like the intertwined fingers, engagement ring closeup, a hug, or their barefoot feet shots on the sand. This way you can really transform the pre-wedding album to another level.

Tell couple’s story through photos

A creative photographer can show the couple’s journey with photography by recreating bride and groom’s favorite moments of their relationship. All you need to do is to bring some props to support their story or ask the bride and groom to bring something that has a strong significance in their lovely relationship.

Pose the couple

In front of a camera, even open-minded and relaxed couples can also feel self-conscious, and they can get confused about what to do with their body parts.

If the couple isn’t used to be in front of a camera, the photographer can make it easy for the couple by directing them how to pose. Keep in mind poses should complement their features.

Give clear directions to your client’s as they are not professional models who know the poses that work well for them.

Mix the candid and posed shots

Posed pictures are important and beautiful, but candid shots are the gold. Usually, it’s the time when the bride and the groom aren’t aware of the camera that they are able to let loose. So be aware and keep your finger on the shutter button all the time, as you don’t know when the perfect moment will come.

In the end, the results should have a proper balance between the natural, candid shots, and elegantly posed pictures.

If you have any questions, drop them in the comments box below and we’ll answer them ASAP! If you’d like to talk about the possibility of us shooting your pre-wedding photoshoot, please contact us here. We’d love to be a part of your day!

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