Trend: Prewedding Photo Sessions

Finland
November 1, 2007 12:43pm CST
In Indonesia, prewedding photo sessions are a current trend. So nowadays the couple go to a nice place to have this photo session. Normally the photographer'll make the situation as natural as possible so that the pics look natural (like candid cameras). They have this session mostly for hours on end, so the ending result would be like hundreds of photos (sometimes one pose can be taken from different angles) to make sure that there are plenty of satisfying ones. I notice that it's also pretty trendy in Singapore. How about in your country? Have you ever heard of such a thing? The couple mostly wear a wedding gown and a formal suit, but they can also wear something less formal. The poses can be elegant or as wacky as the bride and groom want. ;-D Examples: go here....http://www.weddingindonesia.com/Partner/Partner_Detail.cfm?ID=548BD3F6-3048-2C77-F24B85EE69BDD8C6&AlbumID=505 If you haven't gotten married yet, are you interested in having this kind of photo session? If you've gotten married, did you have this kind of photo session? What do you think of such a trend?
5 responses
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
1 Nov 07
Hi, I married in here. It will be expensive to do that photo shoot. So, we don't have wedding photo studio, etc. After we got married at the Church, we took couple photos in park. And our photographer is my brother and brother in law ^_^ with our digital camera. But when we go to Indonesia next year, we plan to make photo studio in Jakarta. For our son and ourself :)
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• Finland
2 Nov 07
Hi, Juliana! Ah, so you got married in Holland, eh? Yeah, I understand it can be SO expensive to do in Holland - hiring a professional photographer. HAVE FUN going back to Indo next year and taking pics of you and your family in Jakarta!!! ;-D I don't know when I'll be back to Indo he he he...
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
2 Nov 07
Yeah, i go back to Jakarta because of my brother will married next year. So...we must be there :)
• Finland
2 Nov 07
Oh, CONGRATS for your brother! ;-D Mine is getting married this December but I can't afford to go home yet he he he...but as long as he's happy and everything's smooth, then it's great. ;-D
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
2 Nov 07
I am an Indonesian and married. But I don't have prewedding photo. My husband and I thought it was not necessary to make something like that before. What was important for us the wedding itself. After the wedding we had few hours photo session so we have collection of wedding pictures.
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• Finland
3 Nov 07
Hi, nyumix! So you're an Indo, as well! ;-D Yes, I also did the same as you did, just taking pics on our wedding day. ;-D THX for sharing! ;-D
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I actually work for a photographer who does a lot of wedding photography. And I myself really enjoy the pre-nup sessions. Unlike the actual wedding shots, they can be more fun, experimental and relaxed. I actually want to train to get into professional photography. And yeah pre-nup sessions are also big here in the Philippines.
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• Finland
2 Nov 07
Hi, smints! WOW, that's COOL!!! I LOVE looking at wedding or prewedding photos, so I understand why you enjoy it A LOT. You're right, though...prewedding shots are really more fun and relaxed. GOOD LUCK in training yourself into becoming a professional photographer! ;-D THX for sharing. Now I know that it's also a trend in the Phils!!! ;-D
@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
2 Nov 07
When I lived in Taiwan a few years ago this was the norm. There were wedding shops on practically every corner, every where you turned there were wedding shops and everyone took these kinds of pictures. The shops even had good looking people standing outside to drive business. In America it's not done that way. People usually only just take pictures on their wedding day, sometimes before the ceremony, sometimes after. Weddings are already expensive enough in the US I can't imagine people paying extra for hundreds more pictures in a hundred different outfits.
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• Finland
2 Nov 07
Hi, dreamy! Ahhhh...so it was a trend also in Taiwan, eh? Interesting!!! Yeah, my cousins who got married in America never did any prewedding photo shoots he he he... Yeah, you're right about the cost...it can be SO expensive! ;-D
@overhere (517)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Another way for photographers to make a living off a gullible public! Oh dear am I becoming cynical in my old age. It is a trend that I see happening here in America - guess we'll know it's got really really over the top when you can have first date photo sessions shot. For us our wedding was such an unorganized affair we hadn't even sorted a minister 24 hours before the happy day and a photographer wasn't even on the "to do" list but for all that it doesn't seem to have affected the marriage thus far and we saved ourselves a fortune.
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• Finland
2 Nov 07
Hi, overhere! He he he he he...so in America it's starting to be a trend, eh? WOAH!!! First date photo sessions would be ABSOLUTELY over the top and ridiculous he he he...Yeah, I understand what you mean about saving money. Plus I think the most important thing is the marriage itself, how well it's going on over the years...not necessarily the celebration itself.