Get your tea & scones ready, ladies, we need to talk.
If you ask ten brides, nine of them would probably say “right after I get into shape”. Well, yes, that’s also a valid point, ladies. However, base on our experience as the photographers from the industry, let’s give you a more reasonably practical tip on how you can take advantage of the low seasons.
You would be surprised that the peak wedding season from September to December is the low season for pre-wedding photo sessions. We have been taking photos since 2009, let us share with you what we know.
Planning your photoshoot session between September and December
The General “Peak Wedding Season”
The peak wedding season from September to December is normally very busy overall is a general misconception. The photographers are fully booked for wedding events during these times of the year is correct, however, it is only the weekends where the weddings are held. What about the weekdays? That’s right, we are usually free! That is when the team explores new concepts and themes. Join us, maybe?
Only if you are adventurous
Given the loose schedule, our team will use this free time to experiment with new creative ideas to promote for the following year. If you are adventurous with an open mind, you may have the opportunity to try out something we have not done before. If you are lucky, you may have more than one photographer and additional assistants during your session.
“I’m sorry, your dress is not available.”
In most cases, peak wedding season means most of the wedding gowns are not available because they are rented out for actual wedding day. In PRECIOUS practice, we have segregated the gowns for photoshoot and wedding day. We would always have a readily available section for the photoshoot. During this low season period, you have more varieties to choose from because of not many photoshoot session during this time.
To the low season advantage, you get wider angle shots and our photographers have more freedom to move around. Where is the crowd? Everyone seems to be busy during the year-end or on holiday! This is actually the best time because imagine taking your pre-wedding photos outdoor during peak photoshoot season, other couples and other bridal houses’ crews are everywhere! All photographers need to be very mindful when taking the photos, this has been a constant challenge for us to not include other people into the frame. Photoshop does not help! How wonderful if we get the whole place to ourselves. hehe.
Studio space almost exclusive
Not only it is crowded outdoors, but it is also the same for studio sessions during peak photoshoot season. Many couples would be in the studio at once. On low seasons, the studio space is almost exclusive to you. Our recorded low season would mean only one or two pairs per day. You get to choose “hot pick” backgrounds and zero waiting time. If you are a person who loses energy easily with many people around, this is probably an ideal option that you have more space to yourself, being photographed can be very draining. Let's take time slowly...
Some overseas locations are indeed more sought after during a specific period, for example, the blooming of Sakura tree in spring for Japan and the amazing weather in Europe. Because of its popularity, many people would be taking pictures of the same scenery and it would be crowded. We can also consider some other locations with spectacular scenery & unique buildings at a more affordable price during the low season like Bangkok & Huahin in Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia. For Autumn, perhaps Seoul or Busan in Korea, or Shanghai would be wonderful in October or November as the temperature is at the sweet spot of approximately 15℃– 23℃.
So, if this article has opened up your possibility to book your photoshoot session during these periods, contact us right away! Let’s start to plan something fun!
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