FAQ Pre-wedding photography or Engagements

What is a pre-wedding photography session, and do I need it?
Pre-wedding or engagement photography sessions vary depending on individual clients, but this session is really just quality time spent with a professional photographer to capture you as a couple long before your wedding day.
We highly recommend pre-wedding or engagement photography sessions, especially if you have never had professional photos taken.

This session helps you get the most out of your eventual wedding photography, as it allows you and your photographer to get to know each other and get comfortable with each other before your big day. If it is your first professional photography experience, then this session will also help you feel more comfortable with having your photo taken. This will greatly influence how your wedding images are going to look, because you will already know what to do and expect, and you will be more relaxed.

It is also a great way to celebrate your engagement, and is an opportunity to get some photos which can be used for invitations, as thank you cards, in a signature frame or signature book, as wall prints, a slideshow, or even wedding reception entry posters or banners… the list is endless!

Do you offer make-up and hair styling service?
Yes, we collaborate with a talented make-up artist and a talented hair stylist who understand the special requirements of pre-wedding shoots. Their involvement is entirely up to you, but if you want to get the most out of your pre-wedding photography session, then we highly recommend you have professionally done make-up and hair.

What should we wear for the pre-wedding photography in Perth?
Don’t be afraid of colour. You need to stand out! Pick something bright and fun and it will really make your images shine. Avoid patterns, prints and loose, baggy clothing, though, as this can add size to your end results.
Choose necklines that are flattering, for example a V-neck. For plus size clients, it’s a good idea to consider long sleeves and darker coloured clothing.

How many outfits can I bring?
You are free to bring as many outfits as you want for your shoot, but we recommend no more than a couple in order to maximise your time and get as many locations in as possible. Also, there’s not always a changing room available, so the easier to change into your outfits the better! Please bring complete sets of clothes with shoes, belts, jewellery and any other accessories you may need.

Can we bring some props for the shoot?
Absolutely, you might want something as simple as a quirky hat, or maybe something with a lot of sentimental value to you and your partner. Anything that tells the story of who you are as a couple is perfect. You’ll be amazed at how this can really add meaning to your photographs.

How much time do we need?
This is entirely up to you. We recommend at least an hour for a simple traditional wedding, and a minimum of four hours for Asian-style weddings. It all depends on what is required. Pre-wedding photography sessions that include multiple locations around Perth can take between five and seven hours to complete.

Do we need to book the pre-wedding session?
Yes, booking is essential, especially for the longer pre-wedding photography sessions. Please contact us to start the booking process.