Pre -Wedding Shoots – Get To Know Your Photographer

June 5, 2020

-by Royal Bindi



As a couple, there is every chance that you are not too familiar with the experience of being photographed together. Of course, you might have had family photographs while out and about but these are a lot different to the experience of a real photoshoot.

Naturally, leaving it to your big day is what most believe is the thing to do but it doesn’t have to be like that. After all, you are putting your trust in your photographer and leaving it till the big day to see whether they are up to the job. It’s a risk and it could result in poor photographs that can never be corrected or put right. Essentially, you get one chance and you need to get it right.

However, to overcome the concerns that you might have, a pre-wedding shoot can help to put your mind at ease. Your photographer might offer this but if they don’t then that is either a warning sign or you might want to ask them if they are willing to do it.

Using a pre-wedding photoshoot, you can understand what it is like to be photographed as a couple and it provides you with an opportunity to gain an understanding of how your wedding photographer works. Now that you are here, we are guessing that you might now have much experience in being photographed but as an Asian wedding photographer, our aim is to help put your mind at ease and help to make the situation a little less overwhelming. The goal is to give you an insight into what is expected from you as a couple but to also give you an understanding of how we work. So, if you want to get the most from your pre-wedding photoshoot then the following tips might help you.

Be True To Yourselves

Having a camera pointed at you can make you feel awkward or out of place but that is natural. After all, most of us are not used to being asked to pose and do things in front of a camera. This can make you feel slightly unnatural but it is possible to overcome this problem. The first thing you need to do is to not consider it a photoshoot but look at it as something that enables you to be captured with your partner. You’re going to want to look back at these photographs and you want them to feel as natural and as organic as possible. Therefore, before the photo shoot, have a think about what you want to feel when you do look at the photographs in the future. As a result, take a laid-back approach to the experience and be as natural as possible. Look at it as a few hours with your loved one.

So, be yourselves and embrace the experience together. Enjoy it, let the photographer do their work and gain an understanding of how you feel with them. All of this will give you an insight into how your photographer works.

It’s Got To Be Fun

We have to touch on the fact that as professional wedding photographers and videographers, we understand how people can feel awkward in front of the camera. So, from the start, it can feel as though things are slightly strange and unnatural but all of that will soon disappear. Our experience has taught us many things and that is why we work hard to make sure you feel at ease in front of the camera. We try to make things as relaxed as possible and to do this, we try to have fun. It might be silly or seem different but this is all part of the process as it helps to put you at ease. When you are at ease and relaxed, it allows us to capture your natural look. We love to have fun with our camera and whether you want a fun shot or a romantic shot, it is going to take a little work to break down those barriers and help you to feel relaxed. However, once we get to that point, we guarantee that our images are going to blow you away.

Try And Relax

Coming from a professional Asian wedding photographer, we have seen many of our clients almost freeze in front of the camera. However, our experience enables us to work with them and ease them out of how they feel. The key to any successful photo shoot is to be relaxed and you have to breathe and let those feelings disappear. The thing to remember is that it is nothing more than a photographer and a camera, it’s as simple as that. What we do is meet with our couples before the session. We go through their feelings and what they expect while we do all we can to help them relax. What you have to remember is that we are professionals. We are not here to laugh at you or judge you, we are professionals who want to get the job right, so let us guide you through the process. When you allow us to show you the way, you’ll find that you feel less tense while deep breaths can always work. With the sessions relaxed and fun, you’ll soon get into the swing of things and enjoy spending time with your partner and your photographer. There is no secret to getting the photoshoot right but it does take our experience, direction and understanding. If you listen to us, we promise that your photo shoot will be a real success and the images you are left with will really impress you on every level.

Be Natural

Many people think that they are going to be stood around waiting for us to give them instructions but that is not the case. Of course, we will need you to follow our instructions in order to capture the best shots but we don’t want you to stand around. This means that we want you to keep busy as a way of avoiding the awkwardness that you might feel while waiting.

The aim is to keep everything as natural as possible and we want you to be yourselves and do the things that you would usually do when you usually visit your chosen location. We simply want it to look natural and feel natural. So, we might tell you to make each other laugh, hold hands or even hug because we want to capture those special moments.

It’s About Communicating

Communication is a two-way thing and we love our couples to chat with us. Therefore, we encourage you to ask us questions. We are always happy to answer them and it is an important part of the process of getting to know each other. Therefore, we want you to ask questions or tell us what you like and dislike. We all have to be on the same page because we both want the same thing. We love doing what we do and we enjoy nothing more than working with couples on a pre-wedding shoot. They provide us with an opportunity to work with you while helping you to become familiar with being photographed.

Why you should book a professional wedding photographer & videographer?

Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life and we understand that fully. We have been doing what we do for many years and we have a real passion for photography and videography. We have one desire which is to provide you with the best images and memories of your wedding day. It’s about getting to know you as a couple and then discovering what you are looking for.

A pre-wedding shoot is about gaining an understanding of what you want and how you want us to work. We can sit down and talk through the kinds of shots you are looking for but we like to put things into practice. We can walk through how we work and really show you what you get as part of our service. It’s about providing you with a clear insight into how professional we are while it helps to put you at ease. Your wedding day is a big thing and it is normal to feel nervous on the day which is why we prefer to try and help you overcome the anxiety that you might feel about being photographed.

As a result, we encourage you to get in touch with us to talk through a pre-wedding shoot. Our aim is to put your mind at ease and see just what we can offer you on your big day.

To find out more about our service and how we can take care of your photography needs on your big day, why not get in touch? We would love to discuss your options and requirements with you, so give us a call on 0208 090 2180.

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