One of the most exciting shoots of 2019 was a pre wedding shoot that we did for our New Years Eve wedding that we just shot. This middle eastern trend is quickly becoming popular in the United States for many reasons but before I get into why we have fallen in love with a Pre Wedding portrait shoot, let me explain what it is.
A Pre wedding shoot is a time for the couple to get into their wedding finery and do an epic editorial portrait session in a unique location. The concept of this shoot originated with middle eastern and oriental couples coming to the US to have a western style session before heading home for a more traditional ceremony and portraits.
Pre Wedding shoots are not engagement sessions but are usually photographed in couture outfits and often can include airplanes, high end cars, or airplanes. The bigger the concept the better.
We fell in love with Maggies pre wedding shoot concept at Sloss Furnace for its juxtaposition of her satin gown with the rusted steal. She and Bruce opted to still do a first look back in May as this was the first time he saw her in her dress . . . and we both loved how emotional they got.
We also are complete converts to this idea when it comes to a packed timeline on a wedding day. Since the first look has already happened, it gives more breathing room for the bride and groom to just savor their day rather than rush around.
Lastly, pre wedding shoots allow for you to WOW your guest with fine art prints displayed at your wedding reception. While most brides opt to have a bridal portraits session displayed, few have the ability to display their couples portraits on the day and we love the uniqueness of this concept. It was a huge hit at Maggie and Bruce’s wedding earlier this week.
To learn more about a pre wedding shoot head to our video here and be on the look out for more images from Maggie and Bruce’s New Years Eve Wedding soon. While you wait check out their glam engagement session here.