Santorini Pre Wedding Photography
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Magi and Gary took last minute a Santorini pre wedding photography on the bests Santorini locations
Many couples have a tradition of taking pre–wedding photos (completely different from engagement sessions). Here’s why we should adopt this tradition and
What’s a pre-wedding” you ask? It’s kind of like what we photographers and our clients refer to as an “engagement session,” except not really…at all. Here in the States, us photographers have a pretty standard stable of sessions we offer our clients: engagement, wedding, maybe a day-after session, and that’s that. The engagement session is a great way for our clients to get to know us. It also helps our clients learn to be comfortable in front of the camera. Lastly, it provides us plenty of creative freedom to shoot some beautiful photos for their save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, announcements, and guestbooks. We spend 2 hours or so shooting, the clients bring a few simple props maybe, we make some pretty pictures, and we’re done. The clients are happy, and we’re stoked to have had the time to shoot with them without the pressures of the big day.
As the name suggests, the pre-wedding takes place before the wedding, just like an engagement session. But unlike an engagement session, the clients often wear their wedding gown and wedding tuxedo in the photos. They want to be seen in their wedding attire, and have no reservations or superstitions, and don’t buy into any traditional worries American couples might have about doing so. These sessions can last anywhere from a four-hour shoot to a multi-day marathon involving rented cars and airplanes, locations that require big money to rent out for the day, wardrobe changes, prop weapons, and theatrical makeup! They truly are an experience.
Once the session is over, the couples often head back home to China and hold a traditional, simple wedding for their parents and families. They then proceed to plaster their pre-wedding photos all over social media for their friends to see! The wedding day is very much for mom and dad, and to the couples, it’s secondary to their pre-wedding. In the states, the wedding day is the absolute most important thing to our clients, and the engagement session is less important – opposite from our Asian friends