5 Tips for An Elopement Photoshoot
Considering going the elope route? It’s an completely reasonable option a lot of couples are seriously considering these days due to common sense covid-19 safeguards in place. With fewer guests involved, your photos will be even more important as a way to remember and reflect on your big day. Follow these tips to make sure your elopement photoshoot is everything you want it to be!
Consider an Adventure Elopement
Leaving behind the perfectly manicured lawns of the venue, an adventure elopement photoshoot involves hiking to a beautiful location in nature picked specifically for pictures. Some of the most amazing elopement photography is taken this way.
Be Prepared to Get a Little Dirty
When getting the perfect shot, you and your fiance may get a little dirty. Climbing up rocks, crossing fields, exploring the city, or walking along the beach is inevitably going to get the bottom of your dress a little dirty. But you and the dress are washable, and the pictures will be worth it!
Wear Comfortable Shoes
For this kind of photoshoot, you won’t be wearing the shoes you wore at the ceremony. Pack some comfortable sneakers or hiking boots for exploring. It’s always an option to bring your heels or dress shoes for when you arrive at a location. Whether wandering around the city or in nature, you’ll want to be able to travel in comfort.
Consider a Day-After Photoshoot
A day-after photoshoot not only allows you to have a more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day, but also ensures that you can plan your photos around the best lighting and time of day. This is particularly useful if you are having a destination wedding, allowing you to get the most out of the location.
Don’t Only Go To “Instafamous” Locations
It is always tempting to limit yourself to the most famous photo locations because they are famous for a reason– chances are, they’re stunningly beautiful and iconic. But this can also make your wedding pictures look very busy and touristy. Working with a local photographer is a great way to discover the hidden gems nearby as well as map out the best times to shoot at the more popular locations (usually at dawn).