WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DES­TI­NA­TION WED­DING PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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THE Mun PROSKeat (MK): Un­like Malaysia, which is lo­cated on the equa­tor, for­eign coun­tries ex­pe­ri­ence softer light­ing and a longer golden hour that helps cre­ate beau­ti­ful photos.

Zung (Z): Scenic lo­ca­tions make for gor­geous back­drops straight from the cam­era.

DO NOT BE OVER AM­BI­TIOUS

MK: Keep things sim­ple and be re­al­is­tic with what you have and what you can achieve.

KNOW YOUR COM­FORT LEVEL

Z: To help them feel con­fi­dent, I would hold a fun demon­stra­tion with the cou­ple 10 days be­fore the ac­tual shoot and go through some tips on how to hide their flaws and look good.

BE PRE­PARED TO START THE DAY EARLY

MK: If you are shoot­ing at tourist spots, you need to get there be­fore the crowd does for more space and pri­vacy.

FIND THE RIGHT SEA­SON/TIM­ING

MK: Re­search the best dates for the look you want. Spring and au­tumn are pop­u­lar for their mild weather but win­ter can be some­thing quite spe­cial if you are up for it.

LESS EX­PEC­TA­TION, MORE AP­PRE­CI­A­TION

Z: Things don’t al­ways go ac­cord­ing to plan. Keep an open mind and you might be pleas­antly sur­prised.

TRY THE PATH LESS TRAV­ELLED MK: The Eif­fel Tower has been pho­tographed to death at this point. Suss out dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions that help tell your story in­stead.

SE­CU­RITY AND AC­CESS MK: Bud­get for cus­toms clear­ance if you plan to bring in your own props, equip­ment and dec­o­ra­tions. Bear in mind that cer­tain venues would re­quire a per­mit to shoot.

EN­GAGE THE HELP OF WED­DING PLAN­NERS

MK: Don’t sweat it. Hire some­one rep­utable to help you with the plan­ning.

HAV­ING SOME­ONE LO­CAL AL­WAYS HELPS

MK: Lo­cals know the hid­den gems and it is usu­ally eas­ier to get per­mis­sion to shoot when you speak the same lan­guage.

PLAN EARLY

Z: Get in touch with your pho­tog­ra­pher well in ad­vance to al­low for more meet­ings and dis­cus­sions. The more he knows about you, the eas­ier it would be for him to tell your story.

BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT IS IM­POR­TANT TO YOU

Z: Pro­file shots? The scenery? The am­bi­ence? Com­mu­ni­cate what mat­ters to you most so both you and the pho­tog­ra­pher are on the same page.

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