9 Ways To Nail Your Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Published by - Ananya | 7 minute read

Pre-wedding photoshoots involve all kinds of poses, some fun, some cute and mushy, some close-ups and some long shots. Usually, the locations and type of pictures are decided by the photographer. But we say, take charge! If you really want to get those perfect pre-wedding photographs, then you need to do some homework on your end. Think of some unique poses, shoot at beautiful undiscovered locations and make sure your husband-to-be is posing at his best! Here are a few pictures and poses to help you nail your pre-wedding photoshoot like a pro!




Let the happiness show



You’re happy to be marrying the man of your dreams! You’re happy to be starting a new life! Don’t let the stress of planning a wedding or looking perfect in your photographs get to you. The happier you and your better half are, the happier the pictures will be. And happy pictures are our favourite kind of pictures!



Image via @happy_flashbacks



Image via @shadesphotographyindia




Natural posing is the best kind of posing



We don’t mean those ‘fake candids’. We’re talking about pictures where you are just being yourselves at your natural best. Those pictures are the ones you want to get. No animated poses, no forced smiles, no “look at him like this” and “hold her hand like that”. Just you being yourself!



Image via @shadesphotographyindia




Show off the landscape



Every picture doesn’t have to be up, close and personal. Let the view do the talking! These pictures especially come in handy when you’re looking for cover photographs for your Facebook page. And also, such pictures show what beautiful locations you picked for your shoot!



Image via @theweddingstory_official



Image via @shadesphotographyindia




Don’t be afraid to get too close



We all want a few of those mushy, lovey-dovey pictures with our partner, don’t we? Now is the time! Just be close to each other, rest your face on his shoulder, let him kiss your forehead. Those kind of close pictures are always adorable and totally instaworthy!



Image via @shadesphotographyindia



Image via @shadesphotographyindia




Get candid



Ask your photographer to shoot while you are just having a great time with each other– that way they will get the most candid pictures. These could be pictures of you talking, him helping you get ready, you fixing his hair or anything of that sort. Maybe just a picture walking to the next spot. These are the poses photographers actually ask you to pose for! Get one step ahead and let these otherwise-posed-pictures be totally candid.



Image via @ombrebyhj



Image via @shadesphotographyindia




Exude confidence



You cannot keep wondering if your arm is looking fat or if your stomach is showing an inch. You can’t keep flaunting only your left profile because ‘that’s your side’. Just be confident in yourself and your body and know that you’re beautiful. It’s just the confidence that needs to show!



Image via @sunnydhimanphotography




Ask for monochrome photographs



Black and white pictures are timeless beauties. They look so classy, so elegant and are always graceful. Ask your photographer to take multiple monochrome shots – some close-ups, some regular shots and some long shots. You’re going to love them all, we can guarantee it!



Image via @ombrebyhj



Image via @theweddingsalad




Just have fun



Have fun while you’re getting your shoot done. Get some silly pictures clicked. Get some fun pictures clicked. Get some crazy pictures clicked. Just let loose and have the time of your life. Because this day isn’t going to come back again – just make the most of it!



Image via @shadesphotographyindia



Image via @sunnydhimanphotography




Ask your friends to join



From your dating phase to your wedding preps, your entourage has been there by your side through it all! Why part ways for the shoot then? Ask your closest friends to join you in the shoot and flash a few poses for the shutterbugs! These pictures are the ones you’ll be treasuring for life!



Image via @tanviandco