The biggest hesitation couples have about their wedding day is how they’ll look in photos. Cameras have the magical ability to either make us love or hate how we look. Angles, positioning, lighting, and facial expressions all contribute to how you will appear in a photo. Pre-wedding sessions can help a lot to be more chill in those photos. And that makes all the difference.
pre-wedding session in Lefkada
1. Pre-wedding photoshoots help to ease feelings of awkwardness
“But I am so awkward in photos, I always look bad. I hate getting my photo taken.” This is the most common thing I hear from my couples during the consultations.
Feeling comfortable is the key for acting natural in front of the camera, and pre-wedding photoshoots can help a lot.
Pre-wedding sessions give you a chance to work with your photographer and get rid of those camera nerves. This is going to allow you to feel comfortable with the photographer pointing a camera at you, gives an idea of being photographed and what to expect on your wedding day. Furthermore, it gives your photographer a chance to make you feel at ease and give you hints and tips.
Don’t feel bad. Of my hundreds of couples, just a few felt comfortable in front of a camera immediately. You are totally normal! But trust me when I say, it usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes to feel completely at ease, which will reflect in your photos.
pre-wedding session – enjoying sunset in Lefkas
2. Get to know your photographer, and help them get to know you
Think of it this way, your photographer will be by your side for 10-12 hours on your wedding day. Capturing the most intimate moments of your life on camera for you and your family to remember forever. Do you really want to trust that to a stranger?
Probably the most important reason for a pre-wedding photoshoot is simply: to establish a comfort level between the couple and the photographer… What better way to work this out than shooting before the big day? Take a chance to get to know each other. On my pre-wedding photo shoots I like to go for a coffee or take some food and maybe some drinks, and take the time to chat and really get to know my couples on a more personal level. Lefkada offers many possibilities for engagement and wedding photography.
engagement session in Lefkada
3. Pre-wedding photoshoots give you beautiful images to use on stationary
This one almost goes without saying. Pre-wedding photo shoots give you photos that can be used for wedding stationery making it more personal.
You can also use them as a good gift idea for parents or just use them framed on your wall to remember these days.
Lefkada offers various locations for having amazing engagement or wedding photos with breathtaking background.
Lefkada offers stunning locations
Why do a pre-wedding photoshoot?
Hopefully by now you realised the importance in having a pre-wedding photoshoot. Many couples who have done these shoots with me have stated “it gave us confidence, at least we knew how our photographer would be” and that “we didn’t realise it would be so fun, can’t wait to do it again!” The reasons to get a pre-wedding photoshoot, engagement photoshoot, engagement session, whatever you want to call it are numerous. If you want to learn more, please contact me and I would be glad to help in any way.
engagement and wedding photography in Lefkada
photography on the breathtaking beaches of Lefkada