Pre Wedding Photography in Prague
Hello, I am Petr, professional engagement, pre-wedding and wedding photographer from Prague, born in the Czech Republic. As a local Prague photographer I offer original photo sessions for couples in love. I speak english and czech.
I take these kinds of photos:
- engagement in Prague
- pre-wedding photos in Prague
- wedding photos in the Czech Republic
- photos from honeymoon in Prague after your wedding day
- photos just for tourists and fun – for your holiday in Prague
What are main reasons for taking photos before your wedding day?
Pre wedding in Prague is good training for you
Pre wedding photoshoot is good training for you before important photo session of your wedding day. Maybe you did not stay in front of camera of professional photographer never before, so you can try the feeling, try some different poses and actions, try to communicate with photographer. You will see final photos before your wedding day, so you will realize what pose or expression works for you and what you should rather avoid.
Differences of pre wedding vs. wedding photo session
Pre wedding photo session is a good opportunity for taking photos in another place than venue of your wedding day. It means prewedding and wedding photos will have very different look. It is not only about Prague as a foreign city. For some people it can be also difference of a urban look from Prague vs. nature look of their planned wedding day. I encourage you: try something different! Probably you will have wedding in another month than your visit of Prague, so the difference of weather season and climate of foreign country scores positive points for you too. Different city and country, different photographer, different approach, different day time and season, different weather and different clothes! How can you say your photos will be similar in your wedding day? Every photo shoot is different!
Enjoy pre-wedding in Prague without limitations!
One other advantage is related to the clothes – probably you will have very formal wedding dress for your wedding day. During your wedding day you will be limited in movement, because you will have to take care of your dress, to not tear it, to not get dirty. In your wedding you will be limited in running, jumping, leaning on the not-super-clean tree or wall. Why not to choose something different for your pre-wedding photoshoot? Take your usual informal clothes and do whatever you want to! Turn crazy, enjoy these moments without limitations, run through beautiful historic city of Prague full of enthusiasm. Yes, it is not only about your photos. It is about your experience. Just enjoy it!
Is prewedding photo session good for you?
If you are not a model or a television moderator, you are not used to stay in front of a camera. Maybe you have never stayed as a model for a professional photographer. As written above, you can take pre wedding photo session as a training before your actual wedding day. You will see approach of a professional wedding photographer, so you will be more confident for your real wedding day and finally you can learn something from your prewedding photos, so you will see which expression or idea you like and you can be inspired by it for the wedding day.
Difference between wedding and pre-wedding photos
Definitely prewedding photo shooting will be somehow different from your wedding photo shooting. Take it into your advantage, because you will have various photos! You can use informal clothes and lay down on a ground, lean against a tree or a wall, you don’t have to be afraid about cleanness of your clothes! You can do actions which are not possible in your wedding day. Enjoy it!
Pre wedding video presentation
Also, you can use your photos from prewedding photo session in printed book which you can show to your wedding guests. You will get slideshow of photos from me (Full HD video presentation with music), which is also good to turn on by a projector or display on some monitor during your wedding day.
For couples photos, the most important for me is your relationship, mood, emotions, fun and natural expressions. The goal is to capture great moments in your own life, not to direct you into dreadful fashion poses. The whole photo session is not about taking photos, but it is actually about you. Everything should be natural and relaxed, playful and in move. You can see in my Prague pre-wedding photos that smile is not enforced, hug is not directed. It is not about staring into a camera, rather it is about enjoying taking photos and spending good time!
I can help you with your make-up, hair-style, wedding dress, gown and tuxedo. However, if it is not your wedding day, your luxury clothes is not important. You can wear simple informal clothes and simple daily make-up. Wedding dress and high heels can cause pain and then it is visible in your face expression. As I always say: it is about you, not about fashion. Often I get great results with simple clothes and just enjoying the pre-wedding photo session (or honeymoon session etc.). On the other side – if you feel comfortable in your formal dress, you can take whatever you want to, of course I will not limit you!
It is not good idea to hide photographer in a bush. Let’s say to your girlfriend you have hired photographer for a photo session, but don’t speak about proposal. Surprise her at the end of the photo session with engagement ring!