5 things you need to know
“Sydney, Sydney, how lovely you are! With iconic spots like the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, it’s no wonder Australia is a popular destination for pre-wedding photoshoots. And let’s not forget the beautiful landscapes from beaches to national parks just a short drive away from the city. With so many options, you’ll have a variety of breathtaking backdrops to choose from. And as someone who has many years of experience living and shooting pre-wedding sessions in Sydney, we are here to share some insider tips to help you plan the perfect pre-wedding photoshoot. Whether you’re a local Sydneysider or coming from somewhere else, this info will give you all the information you need to make your pre-wedding photoshoot in Sydney one to remember.
1. WHY YOU SHOULD DO A PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT
Get ready for some serious engagement bliss and picture-perfect moments! Why not make the most of this special time by doing a pre-wedding photoshoot? Not only will you have stunning snaps for your announcements, save-the-date, and invitations, but you’ll also get to put any camera shyness to bed. Plus, it’s a chance to get to know how we approach the day and make sure we know your vision and story. And, if you’re feeling extra fancy, you could even do your wedding makeup and hair trial during the photoshoot to ensure you’re looking your best on the big day. Overall, a pre-wedding photoshoot is a fun way to take a break from wedding planning and let your creativity shine as a couple.
2. DO YOU NEED A CONCEPT FOR YOUR PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT
Are you ready to get creative? A concept or theme for your pre-wedding photoshoot is a must-have! Not only will it help us understand your vision, but it’ll also guide the choice of venues and outfits. For example, if you’re feeling fancy and formal, perhaps a photoshoot at the Art Gallery or Opera House would be perfect. But if you’re looking for something more casual and laid-back, a beach or park might be the way to go. You can even choose a place where you first met or where you got proposed or activities that reflect your personality as a couple, such as a beachside picnic. And don’t forget to let us know what you have in mind. We love getting involved in the planning and can offer guidance, art direction, styling advice, and recommendations on logistics to make sure your concept is executed to perfection. So, let’s get creative and make your pre-wedding photoshoot one to remember!.
3 WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT
It’s time to get fashion-forward, folks! Choosing the right outfits for your pre-wedding photoshoot is all about showing off your personalities and telling your story through the photographs. The key is to find something that ties in nicely with the concept of the photoshoot and is perfect for the season and weather. For example, a flowy dress with a wide-brim sunhat and sandals would be perfect for a summer beach session, while a sleek camisole dress paired with strapped heels would be great for a city session with a modern vibe. And if you want to infuse your cultural roots, why not wear traditional clothing? Depending on the length of your session, you may be able to fit in two different outfits – one formal and one casual – so you can switch it up. If you’re unsure what to wear, just chat with your photographer. And remember, layering is your friend, especially if you’re shooting in colder weather. Textures like linen, lace, silk, tulle, velvet and wool add depth and interest to your images, and colors that complement your partner’s outfits and make you stand out from the background are the way to go. So let’s make sure the images are timeless, refined, and beautiful.
4 WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY OF THE PHOTOSHOOT
Pack your bags, folks! It’s photoshoot day and you don’t want to forget a thing. Our top tip is to grab a cute little bag and fill it with all the essentials. Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated, a shawl in case it gets chilly, a pair of comfy flats for the ladies if you’re rocking heels during the shoot, and all the makeup touch-ups you might need. And gents, don’t forget to tuck away those wallets and phones so they don’t ruin your shots. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!
5 AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT
And just like that, the photoshoot is a wrap! But the fun doesn’t have to end there. Share your favourite shots with us so we can keep your style in mind. Once you get the gallery, our pro tip is to print out your photos. Holding them in your hands and seeing them on your walls will give you an experience that digital just can’t match. Plus, they’ll be a beautiful addition to your new home and a tangible reminder of this special time in your relationship. Thanks for reading, and if you’re thinking of doing a pre-wedding photoshoot with us or if its already included in your package, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s capture those memories together!