Today, we will be discussing a very interesting topic that couples tend to have different opinions about. What really is the essence of pre-wedding pictures?
Nowadays, people think pre-wedding pictures are just for social media and just for the hype. Some couples will say “Ah! I don’t need the hype. Don’t bother about pre-wedding pictures while others always welcome the idea and say “I want my pre-wedding pictures to be very nice.”
Contrary to popular belief, pre-wedding or engagement photos are not cliché. Below are some important reasons why you should always have a pre-wedding shoot before your wedding.
It documents your last days as a single person
Pre-wedding sessions capture memories that you may never have again as single people. It documents your singleness, how you look, how you feel, how cute you both are, It’s priceless! According to Dominic Bukenya of Kush Events, after marriage, chances are that both of you will add weight and look bigger. So a pre-wedding session is important to document you as a single person approaching the wedding day with your spouse.
Its sets the pace for your wedding photography
Having a pre-wedding shoot is a great avenue to meet your photographer ahead of your wedding day. I’m sure you’ll agree that it would be awkward to just be meeting your photographer on your wedding day when there are so many things to talk about. You need to be able to build rapport and a relationship with the photographer before that wedding day so that you can create magic together. Capturing amazing pictures is not just the sole effort of the photographer. It’s also for you as the client. It’s collaborative work and some friendship is needed to achieve that.
Patrick Segawa married Patience Kyebitondo earlier this year, the couple says their pre-wedding shoot was part of their wedding package from Mozart Pictures.
It is an opportune time to learn poses
Have you ever stood in front of a camera and felt so awkward because you don’t know how to pose? Alot of brides even say that they are not photogenic. According to Daniel Kaweesa, proprietor of D’jam Mikolo Photography reveals, that is not true,”They were probably standing awkwardly or their emotions were all over the place. It’s important to have someone guide you into understanding your body, what style works for you and your spouse, that’s exactly what your photographer will be doing.”
“In fact, sometimes on the wedding day, when we are calling some certain types of poses, you are already used to them because you have done them already,” explains Djam, adding that a pre-wedding session is a good way to learn what to expect on your wedding day and build energy for it.
It is an opportunity to spend quality time with your spouse
Another good reason for a pre-wedding session is for you to spend quality time with your better half. The wedding day is a blur of so many emotions and activities. You may never have that private time since you have many guests to entertain. Because of that, you can’t be too close to get lost in your world. A photo shoot thus will be an amazing time to just get away from the world.
“We usually advise that you come alone with your spouse, except if you want to come with your hype friend that would give you some extra vibe. We are not so big on outfits because frankly speaking, it’s not about the outfits. It’s about you and your spouse, the fun and the emotions you exchange, the tingling love that bonds you, the pecks and the kisses that gives you the energy to keep loving. That’s all we are talking about.” D’jam reveals.
Creation of memories
Many couples choose themes for their photo shoot. Patrick Segawa travelled to his wife’s village in Masindi to utilise the village setting and cows, “We wanted something unique and that is why we decided to create a love story of a village herdsman with the love of his life.”
Other couples may choose a photoshoot in the wild, on the road, the railway station to bring out a vintage effect and so on.
Bukenya says sometimes, couples even prefer to pick their pre-wedding pictures as their frame, because it brings back all those memories of loving up and spending quality time together. That one to three hours gives you intimacy and good memories.
Have yourself a wedding photoshoot.