Yeah yeah. I know you’re probably looking at me one kain, because I shared the benefits of having a pre-wedding photo shoot in my last blog post. But I understand that while some people are persuaded on the need to do a pre-wedding photo shoot, some are not. And I tell you what? It’s fine. You don’t have to do it. It’s not compulsory, especially for the three reasons below:
1. If you don’t have the financial power, please don’t!
There have been stories of couples who couldn’t pay their photographers after their wedding. Some no-nonsense photographers even demand for their pay at the wedding venue, and when the couples are unable to pay, all hell will be let loose. What could be more embarrassing?
While a pre-wedding photo shoot is fun and beautiful, it might be quite expensive for some people, especially if you want a really nice one with a professional touch. Though usually, pre-wedding photo shoot is part of the wedding package your photographer cum videographer will offer. But you do not have to go through this route if you really want to reduce cost. Weddings cost money, either small scale or extravagant. There are many expenses to foot, so you might wanna apply some sense.
Visit a nice studio with your lover and take some few shots which you can use for your wedding invitation card, banner, souvenir and whatever you need pre-wedding photos for. This is cheaper. Cut your coat according to your cloth. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses. Don’t keep up with the trend if you can’t afford it. Respect yourself. Stay within your budget. Remember the first point in my blog post titled, ‘’Tips for Preparing for your Nigerian Wedding?’’ Click here to read if you missed it: http://www.olumabel.com/2017/03/a-must-read-tips-for-preparing-for-your_27.html
2. If both of you do not see a need for it.
If you guys do not see a need for a pre-wedding photo shoot and you know that you can do without it, then there is no point putting your money in what you think is not beneficial to you. It’s your wedding, go by your own terms and not societal terms. Don’t have a herd mentality, doing things because people do it while you don’t have an idea why they do them. Even if you do, it’s okay if you don’t want to do same.
3. If your partner does not want it.
It’s a pre-wedding photo shoot, not a modeling photo shoot, so it takes two to tango here. Apart from having a photographer who knows his/her onions, the success and beauty of a pre-wedding photo shoot depends on the couple’s enthusiasm, connection and cooperation. No matter how high a picture quality is, it cannot replace these prerequisites.
If your partner doesn’t want it, and you do, try to convince him/her. It wouldn’t be nice to have a smiling face and a frowning face in your photos. If your partner wants it and you don’t, you might wanna compromise just for the sake of love.
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