The pre-wedding photoshoot frenzy is genuine! In fact, it’s currently included in a photographer’s contract! Yes, when booking a reputable wedding photographer, don’t be shocked if they charge extra (which can be waived) for a pre-wedding session. The joy of going to some beautiful locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot is just as wonderful as getting ready to start your new life together. Pre-wedding photography is part of the desire to memorialize and celebrate love and unity. And, with India’s many landscapes, deciding on the best location for your pre-wedding photoshoot might be challenging. So, what do you do now? Easy peasy. You check out the under-listed option for your phenomenal photoshoot.
As Life is all about capturing beautiful emotions, memories, and those special moments that make you smile when you look back at them – and a pre-wedding shoot offers just that. There are some of the best places for pre-wedding shoots in India that would make the whole experience more magical and enchanting.
1) Badi lake, Udaipur:
An excellent lake about 12-14km from Udaipur. You can enlist a bike or motorbike to have an energizing morning ride with a peaceful destination. It’s also the best place for photography between lakes and mountains. Badi Lake is completely surrounded by mountains and the view is just amazing it’ll give you some perfect shots that’ll be in your memories forever. It is one of the best places for a pre-wedding photoshoot in Udaipur with the beauty of nature and mountains.
2) Peepliya Ji, Udaipur:
Peepliya Ji is another location away from the main city of Udaipur; one has to drive from Ubeshwar Ji through a beautiful valley to reach this point. One can also capture an aerial view of the valley. And on reaching the main point of Peepliya Ji, the tremendous height shots can be captured.
Tip: Wear a Saree and romance between the mountains just like in one of Karan Johar’s movies.
3) Rajiv Gandhi Garden, Udaipur:
Why pay so many bucks for huge lush gardens provided by the resorts, if one can shoot in an extravagant garden with an extremely low entry fee. You can shoot in the vast garden area, near the fountains, also in the children’s park area.
Tip: Try capturing the cliché shot of swinging and giggling together.
4) Chandani, Udaipur:
Chandani is a small village located on the NH-10 (Udaipur-Ahemdabad Highway), the village is the untouched beauty, a stream of water flows through the village that provides various locations that can serve as the nature’s effect in the pre-wedding shoots.
Tip: Splash water at each other and capture those happy moments.
5) Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer:
The Sonar Qila is an excellent choice for street photography enthusiasts. The juxtaposition of the younger, jeans-wearing, crowd with the narrow lanes of the old fort makes for some interesting shots. Hidden within the sandstone walls are a number of ornate doors, arched gateways and busy chowks selling everything from puppets to bhang. The elaborate Jain temples and traditional havelis within the fort are also fine subjects. Don’t forget the panoramic views from the top!
6) Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer:
With its azure waters, crumbling yellow shrines and relative solitude, the Gadsisar Lake is the perfect location for a date with your DSLR. Fiddle with the settings and experiment with lenses without the crowds of the city. You might snap a catfish gleefully bobbing its head out of the water while the sun sparkles on the ripples around it! The folk musicians and small vendors near the entrance of the lake also have colourful set ups. The migratory birds that stop over on their way to Bharatpur during winter are another great bonus.
7) Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer:
Sam Sand Dunes is one of the best spots for photography near Jaisalmer, and with good reason! From landscape shots of the mighty desert to portraits of the camels silhouetted against the sun, Sam Sand Dunes has much to offer. No matter what your subject is, the undulating sands make for an epic backdrop. Sunset and sunrise photography is especially popular in the desert. You can’t go wrong with this one!
8) Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur:
Capturing out of the world pictures in a lake is pretty much possible in the city of Jaipur. During the summer season, the water levels at the Man Sagar lake are very low due to which dry patches of land are easily visible in between watery areas. So you can click magical evening and night pre-wedding photographs at this location. Trust us, you will be blown away by the pictures with both of you surrounded by water and simply lost in each other’s love.
9) Hawa Mahal, Jaipur:
Also known as the Palace of Winds, this marvelous pink-red structure has often been made a part of national and international cinemas. So having your wedding photo shoot at this location is a MUST! It is situated in the heart of Jaipur city and can be reached very easily. Since the Hawa Mahal overlooks the main streets, you will need to conduct the photo shoot on the street itself. It may become a little awkward at the beginning, but trust us all the efforts will be worth the results. Also, it is totally free of cost without any entry charges.
10) Panna Meena Ka Kund, Jaipur:
This stepwell is the smaller version of Chand Baori (in Abhaneri). Such kind of ancient structures is ideal for stunning wedding photoshoots. This baori or kund is open for all and there are no charges (entry tickets or otherwise) for conducting pre-wedding shoots. Situated within a kilometer of iconic Amer Fort, you can also record a pre-wedding video entirely in this scenic area.