Capturing the Best Moments
Sweet memories are meant to be saved in your heart and in beautiful frames. Pre-wedding photos capture those final moments before you become husband and wife. So don’t let this opportunity pass. Capture the magic of the moment and let the world see the be
WWe love the work of Sam Lee the founder of New York Art. We feel like every picture that he takes speak a thousand words. To find out how he makes such magical photos, we spoke to Sam Lee to put together tips for an ideal photo shoot and also find out his favourite pre-wedding destinations.
Pre-wedding Tips Who decides the theme, the couple or the photographer?
Sam: Normally my stylist and I will come up with a theme, and then we will sit down with the couple to tailor it more to them and their style.
How do you make a photo shoot? Who provides the wardrobe, location, makeup artist and all that’s needed?
Sam: It’s all about teamwork between the couple and the vendors. Everyone has a role to play. The photographer will choose the location; our team will then arrange the schedule and permits needed, the props. The stylist along with the couple will choose the wardrobe according to the look that they want. The stylist will choose the makeup artist.
When the couple show up for the photo shoot, do you always stick to the theme or is there improvisation?
Sam: For me, the most important thing is for the couple to feel comfortable and confident with the theme. Some couples are more comfortable to stick to the theme, while others might want to look different in their pre-wedding pictures than originally planned.
What are some of the problems that can come up during a photo shoot?
Sam: When the couple don’t know how to pose for a shoot and secondly the weather could pose a problem (can be too hot or rainy) especially nowadays it is so hard to predict the weather.
Is there any specific thing that a couple must do/don’t do before a photo shoot?
Sam: let’s start with the do’s, get to know the photographer before the photo shoot so you are more comfortable and less nervous, and also practice a lot of expressions in front of the mirror and find your best angle. Do not be nervous, as it will show in the camera. Maintain a healthy living and exercise prior to a photo shoot, as a photo shoot can be quite tiring so you want to make sure you have the stamina for it.
any tips to couples on choosing the right photographer?
Sam: Browse through their work, nowadays it is easier to look at a photographer’s portfolio as most of them are featured on their social media, find the one that you like. Make sure that the photographer has the experience (the more the better) of taking pre-wedding pictures. Choose a photographer who has his own style yet are up to date with the current trends. Most of all choose a photographer that you are comfortable with, the one that you can communicate well with.
Sam Lee’s most favourite prewedding destinations New Zealand
New Zealand is blessed with ample natural beauty, from milky seas of lowlying clouds, punctuated by castaway islands of emerald green pastureland, to endless, wind-whipped beaches of coalcoloured sand, untouched by anything but the footsteps of Mother Nature. It is fast become one of the most sought-after prewedding destinations, especially in the cooler months of May to October when the South Island decks out in the vibrant colours of fall, offering a brilliant respite from the heat of the Southeast Asia.