It is not just about photographs, a pre-wedding photo shoot is a fun and memorable bonding exercise that is sure to leave you with memories that you will cherish forever.
Colour, grandeur, music, laughter, anecdotes, happy tears (and drinks) – what a fun riot weddings are! Capturing these special moments with a wedding shoot so they can be savored in the future, is a great idea.
But the stress of managing guests, logistics, unpredictable weather or even the anxiety of the big day could meddle with your special photo shoot.
That’s why a growing number of couples are now opting for pre-wedding shoots.
From opulent palaces, emerald beaches to the quirky countryside, a pre-wedding shoot is the perfect prelude to the festivities ahead.
But it is not just about photographs, a pre-wedding photo shoot is a fun and memorable bonding exercise that is sure to leave you with memories that you will cherish forever.
1.Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad
At the city of pearls, this spectacular palace, the former residence of the Nizam, is the dream location for a pre-wedding shoot. Arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, dressed in all finery. Take a romantic walk along the beautiful courtyards. This is 19th-century architecture at its finest with its Belgian chandeliers, paintings and old world charm. Head up to the Jade Terrace whose panoramic view of the city is sure to make a memorable photograph.
2.The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
If a royal themed wedding shoot is on your mind, look no further. The Oberoi Udaivilas can tick all your boxes like no other location can. Located on the bank of the river Pichola, this palace, a fine sample of Mewar architecture, has intricately built domes, walkaways, lush green courtyards and even its own wildlife sanctuary. Pose with the gushing fountains or on a boat ride on the sparkling lake, photo opportunities are manifold with this one!
3.Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala
Nothing says romance like the serene backwaters of Kerala, truly a paradise for those in love. Nestled on the banks of the lake Vembanad, is the Kumarakom Lake resort that is sure to light up your pre-wedding shoot. Built in traditional architectural style over the famed backwaters, the resort is scenic with its coconut trees, swimming pools and lush landscapes. Capture the view of the sunset, the rejuvenating gardens or click some silhouettes on the houseboat. A pre-wedding shoot here is worth every penny.
4.National Rail Museum, New Delhi
This isn’t your conventional pre-wedding shoot location but maybe you are the kind who has a taste for the unique. You’d be surprised at the stunning shots you can take on classic rail coaches built over 200 years old. Check out the royal coaches, the Maharaja of Mysore’s for instance, whose elegant rosewood bed and brocade-covered chairs can be the dream props to your photo shoot. Antique artifacts, well-maintained gardens, plenty of natural light and budget-friendly wedding make-up too this one is a winner!
5.Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
To understand love in its free, unbridled form, there is no better place than Khajuraho. This UNESCO heritage site may be famous for its erotic sculptures but there is so much more to it. This complex, a mix of Hindu and Jain temples, is a photographer’s delight with its exquisite carvings, railings, shade points and gardens.
If there is a beauty to be found among ruins, it is here at Hampi. The majestic capital of the erstwhile Vijayanagar kingdom between the 14th to 16th century may have been destroyed by tyrants but its beauty remains timeless. Over the river Tungabhadra, the beautiful Vitthla temple complex, ceremonial pavilions, wide chariot streets and haunting remains of a once flourishing empire have all the ingredients to give you an unforgettable pre-wedding shoot.
7.Park Hyatt Resort, Goa
Sun, sand, pristine beaches, picturesque lagoons, 45 acres of eye candy – that’s the Park Hyatt for you. Constructed in Portuguese style architecture, the interiors are sure to be a great fit for your pre-wedding shoot. Not the formal or the over-the-top romantic? The crystal clear waters here are perfect for the casual but chic pre-wedding shoot you desire.
8.Radhanagar beach, Andaman
The striking Havelock Island in the Andaman Islands needs no introduction. With unspoiled beaches, coral reefs and lush green forests, this is truly a paradise on earth. But for capturing the essence of a beautiful union, we suggest the Radhanagar beach on the island whose famed sunset offers you a dramatic and ethereal backdrop. Blend into the turquoise waters and the white sand in this relatively uncrowded beach for a spectacular photoshoot experience.
9.Umiam Lake, Shillong
Awe-inspiring, breathtaking and heart-stopping are some of the adjectives that best describe this lesser known water reservoir in Shillong. Surrounded by the lush green and towering East Khasi Hills, Umaim lake is truly a photographer’s dream. If you are a couple with a taste of adventure, this is for you. With recreational activities like Kayaking, boating, and cruising, you can have a unique and adrenaline-filled pre-wedding photo shoot.
10.Taj Mahal, Agra
From the ivory white marble flooring, Arabic calligraphy, gardens to the iconic bench where some of the most famous personalities of the world have once sat, the Taj Mahal is incomparable as a photo shoot location. Built as a symbol of love, there could be no better setting for the start of a new relationship than this. Think of love and the timeless Taj Mahal comes to mind. Need we say anything more?
Gaze into each other’s eyes, cuddle into a warm embrace or simply pull a silly face! Doesn’t it sound fun? Laughter, love and the creation of beautiful memories, a pre-wedding photo shoot is the best way to begin this new chapter of your life.