Planning Your Prenup Photoshoot
By: Edward Cruz
A crucial part of preparing for a wedding is planning a couple engagement shoot. The photos and videos from the prenup photoshoot, as it’s commonly called, is usually used for invitation cards, save-the-date videos, wedding websites, and also shown in a visual presentation on the wedding itself, interspersed with photos from the ceremony. It documents the couple’s happy moments on their road to marriage and gives the guests a better glimpse of their relationship and individual personalities. As a wedding is a major milestone for any couple, it’s important to document all its aspects for posterity, allowing the couple’s children and grandchildren to look back at these precious moments.
To pull off a successful prenup photoshoot, you’ll be needing a team of professional photographers, possibly even videographers. But of course, you also have to do your part. No matter how good your photographers are, the session would be difficult if you do not prepare for your shoot the right way.
To help you make the most of your prenup shoot, consider these helpful tips.
Finalize The Theme
Brainstorm with your partner to come up with concrete ideas and determine what you wish to do during your engagement photo shoot. If you are having difficulty finding a concept, you can ask your photographer for some ideas. Given their experience, they should have a better idea of what’s good and what’s not. Don’t forget to make sure that your partner also likes and is comfortable with the theme!
To help you with picking the right concept, here are some general themes which you can use as a springboard:
- Travel and adventure
- Rustic countryside
- Casual and relaxed
- Movies or TV shows
- Happy and colorful
Create A Mood Board
Browse online for prenup images you’d like to emulate. There are tons of pictures on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram. Let your stylist and photographer check the drafts of your mood board and ask for feedback and suggestions. It will be easier for the team to work harmoniously once they know what you want.
When searching for the perfect pictorial spot, take note of any pictorial fees and local permits that will be needed in the location you’re eyeing. If you are both nature lovers, consider a beach, lake, forest, or mountain. An indoor photoshoot is also a great idea–look for cozy cafes, interesting museums, or even your own home.
Plan Your Outfits
Getting the right outfit and accessories for the shoot can be challenging. Consult with your photo team and stylist about colors, lighting, and patterns. Take into consideration the theme and the locations you have in mind: Wearing a ballgown and a tuxedo probably isn’t the best idea if you’re keen on shooting at a tropical beach. Prepare for at least 3 to 4 sets of your desired looks.
Arrange The Schedule
Set a date for your prenup shoot, stylist, and hair & makeup artist. Prenup shoots are better to schedule during weekdays to avoid the weekend crowd, especially if you’re targeting a popular location.
You can also make your photoshoot extraordinary by trying something new for the both of you. Search on the web or use magazines and galleries to find inspiration and ideas. Push yourselves to think of unusual ways to have your prenup photos. As much as possible, try to come up with a concept that is unique to your love story and reflects your personalities.
Now that everything is set, just relax and enjoy your prenup photoshoot session. Take advantage of the moment and focus on each other. And don’t forget to display your best photos on a Nixplay Frame which you can display in your home for all to see!