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When Things Don’t Go As Planned For Your Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

When Things Don’t Go As Planned For Your Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

The pre-wedding photoshoot is one of the most anticipated parts of a wedding. It is a special opportunity for couples to play around with sceneries, outfits, and expressions of love. However, as with all parts of a wedding – things might not always go as planned. This is especially true for an outdoor shoot, where couples are at the mercy of weather conditions and other external factors (i.e. bug infestations and soggy terrain). 

La Belle Couture explores 4 possible scenarios that are instant mood dampeners and how to avoid serious disappointment on the day of the shoot. 

Pre-wedding Photoshoot Disaster #1: When it Rains, it Pours

The weather is always uncertain – bright and sunny one moment and all wet and gloomy the next. Forecasts aren’t always accurate either. If you’re opting for outdoor pre-wedding photography, always have a contingency plan in place. These extra measures will be your lifesaver when it pours. 


So what does the plan include? You’ll need ponchos and umbrellas just in case you’re caught in a flash storm while in the midst of the session. Additionally, it is important to have an alternative indoor location during inclement weather. Discuss with your photographer in advance so adequate recce is conducted on-site to help you snap the best shots. 


Pre-wedding Photoshoot Disaster #2: Blemished Outfits

You’re likely to move around a lot during the pre-wedding photography to achieve the best pose and expressions for your album. This means that there is a chance you might snag a thread, crease the fabric, or stain your alluring wedding gown. Small blemishes can be easily edited out without worry, but what if the damage is really bad? 


We’re sure no bride would insist on finishing the shoot with an obviously tarnished outfit hoping that nobody notices it! And it is certainly not cost-effective to have a seamstress on standby during the shoot. 


So to play safe, it is best to bring along at least two pairs of wedding outfits for your shoot. The chances of ruining both outfits are much slimmer and if you’re still paranoid, bring three! Remember, it isn’t just any photoshoot – it is a celebration of a milestone event in your life so take all precautions for flawless results. 

Pre-wedding Photoshoot Disaster #3: Feeling the Jitters

So you’ve set the date of your photoshoot, picked out your best outfits, and prepared for the big shoot. Then on the day itself, you realize that the built-up excitement has manifested into something awful – anxiety. It is perfectly normal to feel this way if you’ve been playing the dream-like scenes in your head for ages and you’re finally living them out. 

It can be overwhelming and you might feel like calling it all off due to the stress. Whatever it is, don’t do that. Relax, and mentally prepare yourself as you approach the day of the shoot. Take good care of your body, rest well, have balanced diets and your mind will stay positive and refreshed accordingly. 

Yoga, pilates, guided mediation, and spa treatments are some ways to pamper your body and mind to place you in full control of your emotions. 

Your pre-wedding photography is a dry run for your big day. So prep for it as you would for the actual event. Think like a star and you’ll become the star of your shoot and wedding. You got this!

Pre-wedding Photoshoot Disaster #4: Disagreements with the Photographer

Wedding photographers are just like wedding gowns, they come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. You’ll need to ensure that you find the right fit that has what it takes to bring your vision to life. You are the client and deserve to have the photos taken exactly as your heart desires. 


To avoid any disappointments, always meet your photographer before the day of the shoot. Thoroughly discuss the mood and theme you wish to capture for your album. It is a must to work closely from the beginning to prevent disagreements later on. A suitable photographer will deliver pure magic, which is exactly what pre-wedding photography is all about. 


We’re glad that the CB rollback is soon to be in motion. Unfortunately we fall in Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker and can only start from 1 July 2020 onwards. 

We will continue to update everyone via our social media platforms, La Belle is looking forward to the return of normalcy in the lives of our brides. We’re excited to help you achieve the dream wedding you’ve always wanted. 

Let’s continue to stay healthy and safe as we emerge stronger and more hopeful from this period of crisis. As author Roy T Bennett once said, “don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

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