Things we should know about pre wedding photography
Pre wedding photography in Singapore is the practice for the big day
Chances are we have not had our photos taken by a professional before, so how do we know what to do? On our wedding day, we will be surrounded by cameras, not just the one we hired. With everything that is going on during the day, it is great to have one less thing to worry about.
Whether we are camera shy or a photogenic vixen, the e-shoot is a great opportunity to instill confidence and build comfort in front of the camera. It can be daunting to have a camera follow us, it happens to all of us, and it is best to get that anxiety out of the way in advance. In no time, we will stop focusing on the camera and more on each other. Our nerves will calm and our stress will float away. Our interactions with each other will become more natural and we will learn to avoid the innate reflex to stuff up and smile directly into the camera.
If we want to really make it a true dry run, try coordinating our e-shoot with our hair and makeup trials; it will allow us the chance to see how they show up in photos.
Letting our photographer get to know us
Not only is it good practice for us, it is also a great trial run for our photographer. It allows him/her to see how we interact; to learn if we are timid or big on the PDA. They will learn about our personalities, whether we are goofy or serious, and how much direction we will need or want. It is a great time to learn about our love story, chat about our wedding plans, and push to see how affectionate we can get in front of the camera. The opposite is also true, we will be able to communicate what we like and do not like, as well as our preference for angles, expressions, lighting, and editing styles. All this will allow them to tailor the photos to make our images more personal and memorable.
Getting to know our photographer
It is great to have our photographer get to know us, but it is more important that we get to know them. Get a taste of their shooting style and learn how they direct us. It will be very similar to how they direct us on the wedding day so we will know exactly what to expect. Chat with them about our wedding plans and get tips about planning out the schedule. Our photographer has seen it all and probably has a ton of advice on how to organize the day and minimize rushing and delays.
Lastly, think about this, we will likely see our photographer more than anyone else on our wedding day … including our fiancé! The e-shoot is a perfect ice breaker to transform our photographer from a ‘stranger’ taking our photos to a ‘friend’ taking our photos. Establish a relationship with our photographer (and all our vendors for that matter). Get to know his personality & hobbies to the point where we feel comfortable enough with them that we will look forward to spending time with them on our wedding day.
By the end of it all, we will be ready for anything the day throws at us, we will have some fantastic photos and we will be pumped for the big day! Keep smiling! To find out more about our Singapore wedding photography click here.