Every year more and more couples come to Prague to arrange pre-wedding photo shoot here. For some people Prague is one of the several cities in pre-wedding photo marathon from where they plan to bring a piece of memories, while others come specially only to the Czech Republic, enchanted by beautiful city views in photos of their friends. One way or another, in all seasons, in any weather, it’s not unusual to meet a bride early in the morning when the city is just awakening from a night sleep, posing in front of the Prague’s attractions.
Pre-wedding photoshoot in Prague
For the most part pre-wedding photo shoots are very popular among Chinese couples, people from Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are several reasons for that. Firstly, the Chinese wedding traditions are such that the newlyweds have almost no time for posing in front of the camera on the wedding day, they are too busy with the traditional wedding ceremony and guests. Secondly, these photos, taken a few months before the wedding, they can show at the banquet in the day of registration of the marriage or send them in advance as an invitation card. And, thirdly, the magnificent old European architecture is just created in order to give birth to the feeling of a fairy tale and the unreality of what is happening. Who will deny himself the pleasure to be captured against the background of this fairy tale?
As a rule, our photo sessions start very early, when the sun is just peeping out from the tiled Prague roofs. But for the bride and the bridegroom, the day begins even earlier, long before the sun rises. Professional make-up and hairstyle – this is undoubtedly one of the important components of a successful photo shoot, the results of which will later make happy the newlyweds and their children for many years. That’s why our wonderful stylists begin to conjure up the image of the bride often at 3 o’clock in the morning or a little later. But by the time when the morning sun floods the city, the sleepy Cinderella has already turned into a luxurious princess.
Pre-wedding photo shoots last, as a rule, for five hours or more. Each corner in Prague is amazing, every door is worthy to be captured in the photo, not to mention such significant sights as the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and others. That is why we need so much time to catch cover superficially at least famous places. Often we arrange two-day photo shoots, when the scenery is not only Prague. As a rule, we also travel to other ancient cities and medieval castles.
And I would like to describe to you this two-day photo shoot.
Approximate daily schedule for a multi-day photo shoot.
On the first day, the shooting took place in Prague. We started the morning from the old city, the central Old Town Square, then continued on the famous Charles Bridge, and on the way, we looked into one of the most beautiful Catholic cathedrals and finished in the Vrtba garden with the best views of the city.
At noon we usually take a break, not only because of the poor light in terms of photography, but also because I want that my couples look fresh and cheerful in photo shoots. And so I surely give them time for lunch, rest and sleep, so that the smiles in the photos would be sincere and real, and not exhausted and pained grimaces.
Closer to the sunset, we spent the second part of the photo session on the territory of the Prague Castle and went to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque town in the south of the Czech Republic.
Pre-wedding photo-shoot in Cesky Krumlov and Hluboka nad Vltavou castle.
Cesky Krumlov is no less popular among tourists, so to avoid crowds of people in the photos, the next day we again had to start shooting very early. The weather, unfortunately, did not please us at all this time and the pouring rain forced us to search all kinds of shelters in the form of arches, doorways and covered spaces. So this shooting can also be considered as an answer to the popular question “what, if it rains?”
Pre-wedding photo-shoot in a castle
Towards noon we went to the most fabulous castle in the Czech Republic – Hluboká Castle. Every time I see this white stone magnificence, I can’t believe my eyes, because I get the feeling of some incredible theatrical scenery. It is not surprising that this castle is so popular with newlyweds for pre-wedding photo shoot. After unusually tasty dinner at a nearby hotel built in a style similar to that of a castle, our two-day photographic adventure was over and we returned to Prague.