Information For You
Over the years, we have offered our services to many couples and conducted thousands of consultations
and meetings with couples. Noticing that there are some recurring questions and doubts every couple has, we have
compiled alist of the most frequently asked questions to answer everything you ever wanted to know about our
pre-wedding and engagement photography service.
Guidance includes advice on what you should wear, when you should book us and what discounts we are currently running.
All this will be answered allowing you to be prepared for your shoot or even your upcoming meeting with us.
I spent hours searching for my photographer and when I stumbled upon This Love Studio I was blown away. The Perfect Photographers.
Nadina & Oliver
Why is an engagement session/pre-wedding session important?
An engagement shoot helps you know what to expect on your Big Day. Shooting all day and posing differently makes you relaxed about it after a few hours.
You can also use these photos for your save-the-date cards, signature frames, guest book albums and wedding slideshows for use on your big day.
There is also the bonus of having beautiful, professional photographs of the two of you together before your big day.
What services do you provide?
We specialize in prewedding, engagement and couple photography, and our services aim to create and deliver timeless memories to all our couples.
As a part of our photoshoot service, we also have portrait sessions, maternity sessions, as well as family shoots.
What is your style and approach?
Our style is an exciting mix of candid, fine art, contemporary as well as a determination to deliver amazing photos that you will love forever.
Depending on the couple, the location and the mood we think about what would be the best way to tell your love story in a romantically artistic way.
How many photos can we expect from our session?
We have several different packages with different deliverables for each package. You can expect about 200-300 images from your shoot however you will receive all the original photos that we take during your shoot. As well as the original images you will also receive a selection of highly tuned, re-touched and enhanced images that you will have seen in our portfolio.
For more information on the number of photos you will receive and the different packages we have to offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact page.
When should I book my pre-wedding photoshoot?
If you are preparing for your wedding, chances are you already have a set date. Your pre-wedding photoshoot should come some 2-4 months before your wedding day.
In order to avoid disappointment you should ensure you enquire early before your wedding date so we can ensure availability and have everything sorted out in time.
Do you offer travel arrangements?
As a service, no. We usually leave the main travel arrangements and accommodation choices to our clients however we do include on the day travel as part of our packages. The means we will arrange a vehicle to transport us between locations on the day.
When booking overseas shoots, most of our couples tend to make a vacation out of their pre-wedding photoshoot, arriving a few days before and leaving a few days after the day we actually shoot their pre-wedding session. As a result, We feel more comfortable in meeting you at your desired destination, taking some glorious photographs and leaving you to enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Please note, we will of course provide support and guidance regarding travel throughout the shoot itself.
Where should we do our photoshoot?
The greatest thing about planning your pre wedding is that the location of your session is completely your choice.
It can be a place where you first met, a country where you fell in love, or merely a place you both adore and want to visit. When you choose a place that’s meaningful to you, it just shows in your photographs. That amount of joy and pleasure cannot be staged or posed.
Furthermore, by going to your particular destination, the photographs we capture will be a beautiful reminder of this special time and that much more precious to you.
Can we bring our dog to the photoshoot?
It’s funny that this is one of the most commonly asked questions for all couples. Our answer is absolutely! That is a splendid idea. We know that besides the two of you, your pets are also a part of your little family.
If you are planning on bringing your pet and are shooting local to yourselves, it would be great if you could invite along someone to look after your pet giving us chance to capture photos of just the two of you as well.
When is the best time for an engagement shoot?
Depending on the destination as well, the best time for an engagement shoot is usually in the morning or late afternoon. There are those locations that also feature some of the best sunset views in the world, so we always make sure to be there on time and capture these gorgeous backgrounds.
Furthermore, every season is special and brings different lighting and quality. Fall is especially great for engagement photoshoots as it gives many great clothing options, as well as that gorgeous golden afternoon lighting.
You can find out the best time of year to visit each destination by visiting our pre wedding calendar page. Once you have booked your pre wedding shoot you will receive a full planning service ensuring you are guided through the process of shooting at the best time.
How long does an engagement shoot last?
We have several packages, all of which are customisable to ensure you receive the perfect coverage length for your pre wedding session. Our standard time slots are 6 hours, 10 hours and 12 hours.
Will you tell us how to pose?
We will always try to nudge you in the right direction and show you some natural and candid poses that look great on photographs. Between all our guidance and directions, our goal is to make you relax and catch those in-between moments of spontaneity and those secret smiles and glances.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and truly experience the beauty that surrounds you.
No matter the situation, we will always ensure that your photos are taken in the perfect spot, whether that is to incorporate your surroundings or to find the perfect light.
What should we wear for an engagement photo session?
We could probably dedicate a whole page to this question, but we will try to give you a short answer.
hat always looks great in pictures is clothing that you love. Whether that’s the perfect wedding dress, amazing tuxedo or perfectly styled lifestyle choice. Clothing you love will allow you to love your photos when the shoot is all said and done.
If you are planning a bridal style pre wedding shoot (most common with bridal gown and wedding suit) then tailoring is included with all packages that include dress/suit as part of the package. We recommend a maximum of 3 clothing changes throughout the day to ensure a great variety of shots without spending too much time changing outfits.
Casual wear or lifestyle clothing is slightly different. At the end of the day you should wear clothes to you love. This is most important.
Can you give us any further clothing advice?
We understand that choosing the right clothing can also affect the end photo result which is why we always follow simple rules. Clothes that fit well, clothes that are comfortable and clothes that fit together as a pair.
Layers with just a bit of colour, or just one bold colour standing out always look good however try to avoid bold patterns as they may clash with some backdrops.
You should also consider the location of your photoshoot, and make your outfit fits perfectly for that location. If you have a seaside photoshoot white and pastel colours with layers and ruffles will add to the romantic tone of the photoshoot.
Take notice of the season and dress accordingly, so you don’t look like you’re freezing in your photographs. And lastly, make sure whatever you wear is comfortable, and you feel great in those clothes.
What kind of equipment do you use?
Unless you are a professional photographer, we doubt our extensive list of equipment will make too much sense to you. And we can make an article out of our equipment if we count in everything we use for outdoor photoshoots, as well as our traditional indoor studio equipment.
You can rest assured we are using the latest and best cameras found in the industry and it takes just one look at our portfolio to be assured of that.
Do you offer Engagement Sessions in a studio?
Yes, we do offer indoor studio pre-wedding, engagement and lifestyle photoshoots.
Our primary studio is located in Hong Kong and is equipped with the best photography equipment, as well as some great backdrops, themes and props, making everything you imagine a possibility.
How do you deliver our photographs?
All our photos are delivered in hi-resolution via online gallery. The online gallery is the perfect way to view your photos whether on mobile or desktop. You can also share the link with your friends and family.
What are your Terms of Payment?
We require a 50% deposit to secure the pre wedding session. A date/location is also required shortly after so we can arrange and schedule for your convenience.
The remaining balance is due the day before the shoot or if you prefer, on the day itself.
Once the final payment has been made, we begin post-production on your photos which will be delivered within 1.5 months.
Are your charges affordable and negotiable?
Suppose you have exceeded your budget but want to have your pre wedding photoshoot with us. In that case, we have many great promotions for dozens of locations that can easily fit your budget and provide you with some stunning pre-wedding images.
Take a look at our promotions page to see all our offers and discounts or please feel free to contact us and discuss your budget options to see how we can help.
Do you reschedule?
Of course! Depending on your location, we allow rescheduling up to 24 hours before your shoot.
In many locations, weather can play a big part in affecting your day. We look at the weather in the build up to your big to ensure the best possible conditions for your shoot.
You can reschedule many shoots (excluding destination shoots) with no extra fees charged.
Are you going to post our photographs online?
Your photographs are a part of our portfolio and as such, are a great way to show other couples the quality of our work. We may post your images on social media, our website, submit them to specific magazine articles and competitions, but we would only be promoting our work. These images will not be used for other commercial purposes, but if you are adamant about your pictures staying private, this can easily be arranged if requested in advance.
The reason we ask for advance notice because your photographs are the most important proof of our excellence and other couples decide to hire us when they see your photographs.