The Ultimate Pre-Wedding Shoot To-Do List

The Ultimate Pre-Wedding Shoot To-Do List

So your wedding has been finalized and now is time for the most exciting event: your pre-wedding photoshoot. We don’t want you to miss out on anything important for this special occasion. Therefore, we are providing you with a to-do list for your pre-wedding shoot. We recommend you make a to-do list for your pre-wedding photoshoot yourself and cross off tasks as you go about. Pre-wedding shoots are tedious and having a to-do list will make things easier for you. Crossing off tasks will also make you feel happier and accomplished. 

This article will also cover some go-to photoshoot themes and a few tips for the day of the pre-wedding shoot. Don’t forget to read till the end of this article. 

Tip: Keep a pen and paper with you and finish making the list with us by the end of this article. 

Let’s begin with the to-do list for your pre-wedding photoshoot. 

1. Hiring Photographer for your Pre-Wedding Shoot

The most important thing while planning for your pre-wedding shoot is hiring a professional photographer. [We at Joseph King Photography provide professional photographers for your wedding and pre-wedding shoots].

2. Choose Location

One of the first things you’ll have to do after hiring a professional photographer is to decide the location for your pre-wedding shoot. What we believe in is, that “the more locations, the better”. It’s better to choose more than 2 locations for your pre-wedding photoshoot as it will add more variety to your wedding album.

3. Book a Make-up Artist

We all want to look the prettiest in our wedding albums. Booking a professional make-up artist is a must too. 

4. Get Manicure and Spa Done

Since we have already established that we want to look the prettiest for our wedding and pre-wedding photoshoots, you should book a salon appointment at the earliest. We recommend you get a manicure and spa done. This will bring out your inner glow and you will look your best in the pictures.

5. Have a Backup Plan

Pre-wedding shoots are hectic and can often cause the couple to panic. We recommend you have a backup plan in case anything goes wrong. This will save you a lot of time and you won’t have to stress in case anything goes wrong.

6. Decide Outfits Beforehand

Other than your poses, your outfits will be the highlight of your pre-wedding shoot. We recommend the couple coordinate and select matching outfits beforehand. 

Bonus Tip: We recommend the couple select their outfits in accordance with the location. Choose something that will contrast with the background of the picture. This will highlight the couple and will enhance the picture quality.

7. Get Your Props Ready Beforehand

While planning your pre-wedding shoot, don’t forget to list the props that will enhance the picture quality. Make sure they are available before the pre-wedding shoot begins and bring them with you to the shoot location. 

8. Plan Poses for Your Pre Wedding Shoot

Oftentimes, we miss planning out for the most important element- our poses for the pre-wedding shoot. Don’t worry, our blog is here to save you from all the stress. Coordinate poses beforehand. They can be anything- ranging from elegant and romantic to even quirky. Don’t be afraid to go all out for your pre-wedding shoot. 

9. Time For the Shoot

Most couples miss planning out for this or deliberately don’t. But this is an extremely important factor to keep in mind while shooting. If you opted for a summer wedding, chances are that you’ll have to shoot in some 35 degrees if you choose to shoot in the afternoon. Discuss what time will be the most suitable for the pre-wedding shoot. Trust us, morning and afternoon shoots are overrated. For your pre-wedding shoots, try shooting during dawn and dusk. Photoshoots during dawn and dusk look unique and just as beautiful as the ones done in the afternoon. 

10. Jewelry Selection

Jewelry can add charms to any pre-wedding shoot. Just like your outfit and poses, it’s essential to select jewelry beforehand too. From necklaces to rings and earrings, matching jewelry will definitely enhance your overall appearance for the pre-wedding shoot. 

11. The List of Things You Must Carry on Your Pre-Wedding Day

This was the to-do list for planning the pre-wedding photoshoot. We will now provide a list of things to be taken care of on the day of your pre-wedding shoot. Make notes, people. 

Wet Tissues

Whether to fix your make-up or wipe your sweat, wet tissues will always come to your rescue. Trust us and keep a pack of wet tissues in your bag on the day of your pre-wedding shoot. You’ll thank us later.

Mini Make-up Kit

Your make-up artist will carry their make-up kit. Just to be on the safer side, keep your mini make-up kit with you as well. 

Safety Pins and Bob Pins

You never know what mishaps may occur. Try to be on the safer side and pack a few safety pins and hairpins with you on your way to the pre-wedding shoot. 

First-Aid Kit

It’s not uncommon these days to see the bride and the bridegroom going all out for their pre-wedding shoot (It’s not a bad thing. In fact, we encourage it). We recommend the couple also pack a first-aid kit in their backpack. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

Comfortable Slippers

These days, heels are the trend. Women love to wear them and look awesome in them. However, wearing heels for too long is proven to cause spinal cord problems in women. Carrying comfortable slippers is a must for women. This will help you be comfortable when changing locations or taking a break. Plus, you’ll save your spinal cord.

Easy To Eat Snacks and Straws

Don’t forget to carry some easy-to-eat snacks on your way to the pre-wedding shoot along a few with straws for your drinks. This will replenish your energy while protecting your outfits from any possible spillage. 

Portable Mini Fans

We highly recommend carrying a bunch of portable mini fans with you for the pre-wedding shoot. Pre-wedding shoots seem to stretch the whole day and make you sweaty. But don’t worry, carrying portable mini fans will rescue you and save your day. 

Umbrella and Sunglasses

It’s no news that most pre-wedding shoots take place during summers. Carry a few umbrellas and sunglasses with you to save yourself from traumatizing heat of the sun. Seriously, shooting at 35 degrees the whole day is not a joke! Who knows, you could even use them as props!

Peace of Mind and a Good Mood

Always remember that no amount of photoshop can better a fake smile. Make sure to take proper rest before the pre-wedding shoot and have a happy mood as you come to shoot. It will save everyone’s time and the photos will be much, much better. 

12. Themes for Your Pre-Wedding

Last but definitely not least, we suggest a few evergreen themes for your pre-wedding shoot. Be bold and try them out. Do let us know in the comments below which ones you liked the best. 


Don’t know what pre-wedding shoot theme to try? Try the evergreen- Bollywood. It is the epitome of romance and suits everyone. 

Snowy Mountains 

Mountains are everyone’s pick when it comes to pre-wedding photoshoots. Go ahead and join this trend. 

Beaches, Backwaters, and Lakes

Photoshoots near water bodies add a class and elegance to the photoshoot and are a unique experience for the couple as well. No matter if you’re doing the other themes or not, you can’t miss out on this one.



With the quality of photography enhancing and shooting underwater becoming possible, we highly recommend you try an underwater pre-wedding photoshoot as well. It is a unique experience and looks really aesthetic. Don’t forget to take proper precautions while shooting underwater as it is risky and may be dangerous for some. 


Everyone in their life has at least once wanted to experience royalty. Don’t be afraid to try it out now. 

Bonus tip: Royal theme goes really well with monuments and heritage. In India, Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to marvelous palaces. They top the list of best spots for pre-wedding shoots.


The Indian state of Gujarat is also famous for the Thar Desert. It is also a beautiful location for pre-wedding shoots. Deserts have a unique charm to them. If you also choose deserts as a destination for your pre-wedding shoot in the future, don’t forget to take a few candid shots with camels and preserve them as special memories. 

Pre-wedding shoots are very special for each and every one of us. However, do keep one thing in mind. While doing the photoshoot, don’t forget to make lasting memories as well. Don’t conduct a pre-wedding photoshoot just for the sake of it, but enjoy every moment of it. There’s no point in a pre-wedding photoshoot if you don’t enjoy it.

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