Are Pre-Wedding Photoshoots a Great Idea?
Are Pre-Wedding Photoshoots a Great Idea?
Pre-wedding photoshoots are becoming increasingly popular in Australia for good reason.
It is another fun day with your amazing partner – only this time, all your memories are being captured on camera for you before your wedding, to cherish for the lifetime.
Having pre-wedding photos taken is like having a rehearsal dinner – it may feel like another thing to tick of your to-do list, but it will help make things easier in the long run. Pre-wedding photography can be booked in as far in advance as you’d like, but is usually scheduled for the same day as your rehearsal hair and makeup to give you a feel for how you will look on your wedding day.
With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the top reasons for booking in a pre-wedding photoshoot.
Why are pre-wedding photoshoots essential?
Have more time on your wedding day
Your wedding day will be the most breath-taking day of your life, filled with memories that you’ll want to look back on in the years to come. For this reason, wedding photography of you and your partner is essential, but having one-on-one photos taken on the day can take precious time out of your wedding.
By having a photoshoot beforehand, you can spend more time with your partner and loved ones on the day, while your wedding photographer focuses on taking photos that are more ‘in the moment’ and candid.
OVERCOME FEAR, DISCOMFORT OR SHYNESS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
It is completely normal to feel awkward in front of the camera while wondering if you’re smiling properly, your posture is okay or if you seem natural enough. Having photos taken of the two of you beforehand will take away some of your discomfort (especially if you feel like you’re a bit of an introvert) on one of the most important days of your life.
Have beautiful images to go with your invitations
Another common use of having photos taken beforehand is that it gives you plenty of photos to use for your wedding announcements, save-the-dates and invitations.
Kick-off the celebrations using these precious photos on other stationery items as well to customise them and remember your special day for a lifetime. Get creative and frame those amazing pictures to feature in your home before your wedding day to allow the excitement to build even more.
GET COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
All great photographers know how to make you feel more at ease – not everyone loves to pose or be in front of the camera, we get it! Though you may have a grasp for who your photographer is from their about section or social media, having a photoshoot in person can allow you to relax and get to know them more personally. They will also be able to gauge how you feel in front of the camera and do everything they can to help everything to be a lot smoother for you.
The more time you get to spend with your photographer before the big day, the more you will feel at ease.
Now that we’ve covered the top reasons to have a pre-wedding photoshoot, let’s take a look at some breath-taking locations in Brisbane that will make your photos look incredible.
Best locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot in Brisbane
KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS
With the backdrop of Brisbane City’s skyline and the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point is the number one spot for couples to go and get clicked. We highly recommend having your photos taken at dusk to get those picturesque skies and the glowing, ‘golden hour’ look.
Brisbane Botanical Gardens – Mount Coot-Tha
Want to get away from the city’s hustle-bustle for your photos, but not too far? Surrounded by a one-of-a-kind unique ecosystem at the base of the Mt Coot-Tha, couples love the serenity and vibe of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens for pre-wedding photography.
Roma Street Parklands
Couples choose the Roma Street Parklands for both the scenic views and central location for their pre-wedding photoshoot. Let yourself loose in the manicured gardens and magnificent artificial waterfall and lake in the Parklands while having your photos taken.
We hope these tips and locations can help to make your engagement and wedding day even more memorable!
Looking for a Photographer?
Haven’t found the perfect photographer or videographer for your wedding day yet? Stress no more, Find + Follow Media is here to capture your special day, as well as your engagement or pre-wedding photoshoot. We’re based in Brisbane, Australia and service many other countries.
Contact us to have a free 1-on-1 chat surrounding your wedding day.