Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your wedding.The images that he or she captures on the day will adorn your walls and mantle pieces for years to come, taking pride of place at grandparents, parents and even your own homes.

By having a pre wedding photo shoot you are able to sound your photographer out, get a feel for how they will interact with you and your family and friends on the day. Most importantly you will be able to see how their finished work looks, when it comes to YOUR wedding.

Many pre wedding photo shoots take place on weekdays (as the photographers usually have weddings they need to shoot on the weekends) so make sure you allow enough time to have your photos taken without feeling rushed. Consider a night shoot with the option of having an indoor venue.

Use your pre wedding shoot as a test run for your hair and make up. Not all make up looks amazing in photographs and often it will need to be more “dramatic” than normal everyday make up.

Ask your photographer if you can use your images as part of your wedding invitation or have them at your reception as a “slideshow”

Ask your photographer on tips on how to pose/stand and smile.

Ask your photographer if they will be using an assistant on the day and if possible, try to meet them too. You want to avoid any surprises if possible

So, there you have it, 5 great reasons to have a pre wedding photo shoot.

Will you be booking a pre wedding photoshoot with your photographer? is it included in the price of your wedding photos? What are your experiences with pre wedding photo shoots?

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