Having a pre-wedding photo shoot can improve your wedding pictures more than anything else you might do. Think about how you felt the first time you met with any of your vendors: they did not know you, and you did not know them. Then think about how you felt the next time you spoke/met with them….it was more comfortable and reassuring because they already knew so much more about you, and you them. Now apply that to your wedding day photography. Just imagine how much more comfortable you will be if you have already had a shoot together: they will know you better as a couple; and, you will be more comfortable in front of their camera, because you have already been in front of their camera.
Have fun!!! Even be a little crazy. Remember, those “magazine bride photos” that you have been looking at, are well planned and rehearsed. In fact, the photo that you finally see in the magazine was probably picked from hundreds of photos. That is why it is important to remember that, the more time you spend with your photographer, the more likely it is that she will be able to capture those once in a lifetime moments.
To quote The (b)ecker, on your wedding day you want to “feel as though you have hired a good friend, with an expensive camera”.