As professional wedding photographers, we’ve had the privilege of helping many couples documenting the moments that define their relationship, all the way leading up to their wedding day.
We’ve also have witnessed the vast personalities of different brides and grooms - from anxious to sanguine. Repeatedly, our couples ask us for tips to prepare for the pre-wedding shoots. So here we go:
1. Follow the Memo 📝
What memo you’d say?
Typically we share a memo for our brides and grooms. This comes with a solid list of do's and don'ts which guide the preparation and the entire process of the wedding shoot.
2. Rest Well, Not Just the Night Before
Ladies would know best the impact of sleep on the complexion. So this goes out to all the men as well. But a good complexion will take a bit more investment into resting early. Lack of sleep especially worsens sensitive skin conditions, especially eczema.
While Photoshop is cool at salvaging every photo situation, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that all natural photos are simply amazing.
Even more than that, a good night’s sleep will help lift your energy level and good spirits so you can thoroughly enjoy the shoot with your loved one. So give that Korean drama a rest so you get to look like a queen. Kings - you can certainly afford a well-deserved rest from work.
3. Be Light-hearted and Open 😇
Every couple’s love journey is unique. Each truly tested relationship has its fair share of highs and lows. During the initial introduction, we’ll typically zoom in onto moments or settings that bear special significance for every couple.
Depending on your partner and your love language, certain objects or experiences may invoke strong feelings of love and intimacy. It could be a special stuffed toy, a rainy day bus stop where both of you met, or the school library both of you stole shy glances at each other.
Let us into your beautifully woven love story and count on us to extract beautiful pre-wedding photos.
4. Exercise and Boost Your Confidence 🤽🏻♀️⛹🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🏊🏻♀️
Let’s face it - a regular exercise regime and diet may not be sustainable for all of us. But love (and looking good) can be a huge motivator. More than a slimmer and buffer physique, regular workouts also raise energy levels and healthy emotions. As our body image improves, we also get a significant confidence boost that makes us feel good and look good on the day of the pre-wedding shoot.
5. Take Care of Your Skin 💆🏻♀️
Ladies, leading up to your big days, go for regular facials and do frequent masking to keep your skin in supple glowing condition. In addition, good complexion makes it easier for makeup as well. Definitely, don’t try out new makeup or skin care products at the last minute which has a risk of causing allergic reactions or pimple outbreaks.
Men, you’ll do well to involve your wife-to-be in taking care of your skin too! Couples doing facials can be a great bonding experience. Who knows, you might just get hooked :)
6. Be Well-groomed 💇🏻♀️
When it comes to grooming, you might want to move dates around a bit to align with days of photos shoots.
Wedding photography also generally tend to feature the bride and groom’s hands (ladies you’ll get to show off that huge diamond ring!), so we definitely recommend a manicure. Depending on the theme of the shoot, your feet might get featured as well so you might just want to add on a pedicure too!
Saving a manly stubble? It might be wise to take a few photos prior and have that conversation if this is the look both of you wish to memorialise.
7. Trust Your Professionals (Photographer & Makeup Artist) 👀
Wedding photographers have one of the rare professions that lead us to attend countless weddings year in year out, along with professional makeup artists. We have been instinctively trained to anticipate and react to all kinds of situations.
So count on us to make the best decisions for you. Afterall, we only look good when your partner and you look good.
8. Enjoy YOUR Moment! 🙆🏻♀️🙆🏻♂️
Needless to say more, it’s your precious big day with your most beloved.
So enjoy it to the max 👰🏻🤵🏻
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