Your pre-wedding photos are going to be prized possessions for the rest of your life, and that is why you want to make sure that they are absolutely perfect. A little extra planning and research could help you avoid major problems on the day of the shoot. Here is a look at some of the most common photography mistakes that couples make and a few steps that you can take to avoid them.
Most experts agree that dresses and other formal outfits shouldn’t be fitted until a week or two before the day of an event, and that includes pre-wedding photo shoots. Even if you don’t gain or lose any weight during that time, various areas of your body can still change by a few centimeters. You should also be sure to bring all of the other clothes and accessories that you plan on wearing on the day of the shoot.
If you want professional photos, then you will need to hire a professional photographer. Hiring an inexperienced friend who is interested in photography isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but you should be aware of the potential risks. You always have the option of scheduling two separate photo shoots if you have a close friend or family member who wants to take their own photos.
Your photographer won’t know what types of shots to take unless you give them instructions. Instead of relying on their expertise, you should tell them exactly what you would like to focus on. The best way to give your photographer that information is to send them your “wish list” a few days in advance so that they know exactly what you want.
Quite a bit can be done to clean up digital photos, but you should never rely on post-production touch-ups. In some cases, even expert photo editors make mistakes. A few weeks before the shoot, you should make sure that you are perfectly happy with your skin, hair, and teeth. Cosmetic procedures such as laser resurfacing and the placement of dental veneers must be done at least three weeks in advance.
No matter how careful you try to be, some variables are always going to be out of your control. If something is spilled on your outfit or the lighting is bad, then you might need to change into a second outfit. Having a few extra sets of clothes will allow you to try out a wide variety of styles and poses.
At the end of the day, your pre-wedding photo shoot is about having fun and showing the world how much you are in love. Spending too much time trying to make everything perfect is only going to increase your stress levels.
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