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Of the many trends dominating the Indian wedding scene lately, the one that is getting really popular is that of pre-wedding shoots. This rather western concept is now one of the must-haves for almost all couples. When it comes to a pre-wedding shoot, couples these days usually prefer natural settings over a pretentious background. This option is favoured by photographers as well.
Delhi is laced with several beautiful locations that are perfect for a shoot with your sweetheart to make for some lovely memories. Here are 6 names that we think would make for stunning pre-wedding shoot locations.
The lush greenery in the beautiful garden is a perfect setting for any photographer. Early morning lights provide an ideal setting for mesmerising pictures and to capture the natural look and expressions of the bride and the groom. The colourful flowers in the background provide a much better setting than the artificial decorations in a studio.
There are a lot of historical places in Delhi that can provide the vintage feel that is most sought-after when it comes to photo shoots. The most popular among these is Humayun’s Tomb, which is a perfect place for achieving the desired results smoothly. For those who are looking for an "old" look for their album, this is the place to be.
This is another place in the historic Delhi that truly deserves to be at the top in the list. For couples who want their images to look unique, this place will serve the purpose. If you wear something casual for your shoot here, the contrast with the rustic background will give a different twist to the final photos.
Just near Hauz Khas, this can be your next stop after shooting at the Hauz Khas Fort. The Deer Park has a regal feel to it and makes for a great place for pre-wedding shoots.
Just a couple of hours drive from the main city of Delhi, Neemrana is a perfect host for soon-to-be married couples. It provides with some breathtaking backgrounds and gives a feel that can only be compared to Rajasthan royalty. So, if you are looking for something close to a royalty, this is your place.
While all the places mentioned above, will provide you with picturesque backdrops for your romantic pre-wedding shoot, there would be certain privileges that you might be missing here. As these all are public places, one of the most important things that the couple and their photographer might not get here would be- privacy. Secondly, as the shoot would be quite a time taking process, you might need to use the restrooms often. But, you cannot be sure of finding the hygienic ones, or finding one at all, at such places. And lastly, you would not find any changing rooms at these places. So, you would have to get the entire shoot done in just one outfit.
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If these facilities are something you cannot do without for your pre-wedding shoot, then you can opt for a location that is specifically meant for this purpose. Yes! There are a lot of places that provide their services to the couples when it comes to having a pre-wedding shoot. And, for all our soon-to-be married couples in Delhi and surrounding areas, here is one good option for your pre-wedding shoot, The Perfect Location.
The Perfect Location, near Faridabad, provides stunning backgrounds with complete privacy to the couples and their photographers, for creating a perfect frame. It offers both man-made and natural settings for the couples to get the most out of their pre-wedding shoot. The place also features certain offbeat and unique props, like an old car, carriage, etc.
What’s more? You get a state-of-the-art makeup room with attached dressing rooms and washrooms. So, for the couples looking for a complete package in terms of variety as well as comfort, The Perfect Location certainly is the perfect choice.
There are several places where a pre-wedding shoot can take place. Many couples even prefer the decorated wedding venue itself, or the photographer's studio. But here is why you should consider going for a natural setting.
Photographer Rishabh Sood explains that shooting at locations rather than the studio or a closed space offers a wide array of backdrops. “Gardens for instance, especially early in the mornings, have a lovely natural light that most equipment cannot give. It just brings out the emotions and colours perfectly,” he says. He also adds that various elements like trees, flowers, lakes, ancient monuments, etc. make for beautiful backdrops that bring out the colours of the outfits too.
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Choosing a natural setting rather than a photo studio naturally cuts the costs. The extra lighting equipment, costs of props or decorations, and many such overheads can be given a miss when shooting at public gardens, monuments, etc.
Well-shot images with a well-envisioned theme or concept give rich looking results that are otherwise achieved with lavish props at much higher costs if you were to opt for a studio.
The actual wedding hardly gives the couple a chance to be themselves. A pre-wedding shoot, especially in natural locales makes the couple be at ease. It offers the couple a chance to laugh, talk, walk and just enjoy each other’s company, while the photographer captures the candid moments.
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After you have finalised the places for your photo shoot, here are some pointers for you (and your photographer) to consider:
With these guidelines, we are sure your pre-wedding shoot will turn out be fun and easy. It will definitely be a stunning memory to last for a lifetime.
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