You may, as a bride or groom, be thinking why do I need to know about wedding photoshoots, but trust me you do!
We can all get sucked into the amazing realm of Pinterest for wedding inspiration and don't get me wrong, that's one thing I LOVE to do but it can be misleading for couples. You may not even realise it's a photoshoot so let me tell you how to spot them so that you aren't mislead and then feel disappointed.
Don't get me wrong, I love wedding photoshoots they are great for building your wedding brand, building your creative portfolio within the wedding industry and showing off new trends for the year as well as building supplier relationships BUT for a couple you need to understand what you are looking at and the realities behind it.
Wedding photoshoots are for suppliers to showcase what they can do! They are to attract their ideal client and they are to flex their creative muscles. What you don't want to be doing is getting confused and thinking all of that is doable for an actual wedding. So let's talk about why it might not be doable.
A lot of it always comes down to budget.
When you are looking at a wedding photoshoot you will be seeing the best of the best, the creme de la creme of everything and you'll love it, you'll be drawn to it and you'll want to try and replicate that but sadly, that might not reflect your budget. You're not going to know how much that shoot cost in reality but the likelihood is that it's going to be at the higher end especially if it's adorned in flowers or using high quality tableware for example.
So when you are approaching suppliers, you need to be open and honest and be ready for their feedback as they may say that's not going to be doable with your given budget. However, a good supplier should be able to offer ideas on how to adapt that style or design to fit within your budget.
So be realistic with what you can get for your wedding budget and remember the beauty that is a wedding photoshoot is NOT a real wedding and therefore does not come cheap. But it's also not stopp