ISSA Throwback Thursday ting! I’m throwing it back to our pre wedding photoshoot.
I remember when our wedding planner mentioned ‘pre wedding shoot’ to us, of all the things we’ve planned for our wedding, hubby and I didn’t count on spending an afternoon in a glamorous location, clumsily posing while a photographer snapped away and passers-by looked like Lukman.
Thinking about it now, if the pre wedding shoot wasn’t part of our photography package, we probably wouldn’t have had one. But saying that, those images were what was used for our souvenirs *shrugs*
For our shoot, we didn’t do any expensive long ting; we sat on a grassy patch in one park in Ikeja. We stood under a tree. We stood next to a tree. We looked out over the express. He looked at me; I looked away into the distance (and vice versa). I looked at the ground; he looked, thoughtfully, at the top of my head all in one outfit (Well we had these cheesy matching t shirts under our shirts, so we just took of the top and made that our second outfit lol) ! We went for a casual couple portrait photoshoot to capture some moments of us and nothing else.
I remember telling my friend that we did our shoot in one park in Ikeja and never changed outfits. . She was disgusted:
“Bukola just one outfit? Like I really thought you would do cinematography in Oriental or one expensive place on the Island with a nice evening gown at least 10 evening gowns”
I sighed & laughed, I guess she thought the cost implication for a shoot was minor, fair enough we were not going to pay for the shoot but we would be paying for hair styling, makeup artist and the 10 different outfits she suggested LOL!
Though pre wedding shoots have become a necessity for most, a lot of couples have started debating on whether or not they should have one. Some couples think it’s a waste of money and has no use at all. My thing is, don’t kill yourself over pre wedding shoot, to me oo the wedding day pictures are more important.
Shoutout to J Gates our photographer!