If you have a wedding coming up, one thing that you might want to take care of before your actual wedding date is to get some photos and videos shot of you and your future spouse. By doing this, you could display these photos at your ceremony or just have one less thing to think about on the day of your actual wedding.
If this is something that you’re wanting to do beforehand, here are three things to do before you take your wedding photos or videos.
Scout Out The Perfect Location
Since you will be taking your photos or videos before your wedding date, you can choose almost anywhere as the location for your shoot. However, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a location that will be just what you’re looking for as the backdrop for arguably the most memorable photos of your life.
Ideally, you should choose a location that’s beautiful but also one that you’re familiar with. You don’t want to have to spend hours on the day of your photoshoot finding the perfect spots at the location. By already knowing them, you can save yourself a lot of stress on photoshoot day. And by choosing a place that might have some kind of significance to you and your fiance, like a place that you’ve been together before, the photos and videos can become even more meaningful to you.
Know What Shots You Want
Before you show up for your photoshoot and video shoot, you should talk with your fiance about the kind of shots that you want to make sure you get.
While you might not have a lot of experience with photography or videography yourself, you likely do have an idea of what you want your pictures to look like and how you want you and your fiance to be portrayed. By having some examples to pull from or ideas that you can articulate to your photographer and videographer, you’re more likely to get the finished products that you want.
Ready Your Supplies
Oftentimes, a photographer and videographer will have some kind of props available for their shoots. But if you’re wanting everything to match with your wedding colors and the overall aesthetics of your wedding, you’ll want to bring your own supplies and props.
Along with this, you should also bring a touchup kit so that, if your hair or makeup gets a little out of control during the shoot, you have a way to get things back in order for the rest of the shoot.
If you’re going to be taking your wedding photos or have a wedding videographer coming to get some footage soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this all-important event.