A lot of couples who have decided to tie the knot today are taking time out to go in for a “pre-wedding shoot”. What exactly is a pre-wedding shoot and why do it?


What is a pre-wedding shoot?
A pre-wedding shoot is exactly what the name suggests, and then some.
It is a portrait session where the couple spends time with the photographer getting a few portraits clicked. It could be an indoor or an outdoor session and lasts anywhere between 90 minutes to a whole day.
Why do couples opt for this?
Apart from the fact that it is a lot of fun, here are some reasons we’ve heard couples tell us why they opt for a shoot.
Getting to know each other
That there is no other way to getting to know another person than spending time together is a well-known fact. Despite the fact that love marriages are on the rise, 7vachan research indicates that arranged marriages still constitute upwards of 70% of all alliances in India.
A photo session is a great way to break the ice with your attention focussed on the photographer rather than each other and over the duration the session a good photographer will bring you closer together.


It’s an excuse for a break
Who doesn’t like to be pampered? And who doesn’t like to feel like a million dollars?
A shoot is a great way to de-stress and have a great time. It gives you the chance to get out and have some fun while getting some brilliant portraits captured at the same time. You could go to a place you’ve never been to before (7Vachan can give you many options, or the photographer could suggest some too) or you could take your fiancé to that special place you love.


Getting to know the photographer

After the wedding is done and the guests have gone the images stay with you. Wedding photography is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of the wedding from the couple’s perspective, and it also receives the least attention.


A pre-wedding photo-shoot is a great way to get to gauge your chemistry with the photographer and to get to know if their style matches your expectations. The time that you spend with the photographer also helps build rapport and break the ice. This makes things much easier at the wedding when you want a quick shot that wasn’t planned.



The photographer gets to know you
From the photographer’s perspective, they have a better understanding of your requirements know what to focus on.
For instance some of the fine-art / contemporary photographers & photojournalists empaneled with 7Vachan have been given briefs like “focus only on the bride, her sister and mother”, or even more surprisingly, “don’t focus on the rituals, just the family” and so on. Making such requests becomes easier when there is a rapport from both sides.

To book a pre-wedding shoot or to speak to our resident photography experts, get in touch with us via email at info@7vachan.com or via mobile on +91 99301 88164