Going abroad for a pre-wedding shoot is getting more popular among couples these days. I mean, you get to spend time with your beloved, look really sharp and have a professional photographer document these moments at these jaw dropping destinations. What’s not to love? Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and there is no better time to inject a bit of romance into the relationship. After all, it’s easy to find a photographer who provides a wide range of services these days and booking one to go abroad with you is not difficult!
Whether you’re looking for a backdrop with a serene lake or an edgy dessert location in Australia, we’ve got a whole list of great pre-wedding shoot locations you can choose from.
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New Zealand has always been one of the top spots for pre-wedding shoots. It’s not hard to see why — it’s a country filled with greenery and majestic mountains.
One of the most popular pre-wedding spots is Lake Wanaka, where the famous Wanaka Tree sits (pictured above). At sunrise, the serene lake and beautiful backdrop makes for an ideal backdrop.
Another favourite spot in New Zealand would be Mount Cook. If you like rough terrain and snow capped mountains in your shot, you’ll love to have your wedding photos taken here. What’s more, the highway towards Mount Cook is also a wonderful drive! If you visit during Autumn, you’ll be able to get more warm tones in your photos.
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Sakura season in Japan is one of the best times to have a pre-wedding shoot. There’s nothing quite like rows and rows of pink sakura trees in bloom and it’s no wonder why many couples love having their photos taken during this season!
Other than the Feb/Mar sakura season, you can also get stunning photos during fall in Oct/Nov. Locations like Oze National Park and Nagatoro Valley will be covered in warm autumn tones. Stunning views of Japan’s serene parks will give you the most dreamy pre-wedding photos.
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The blue house at Matilda Bay gets quite a lot of attention for photoshoots. But Australia has many more interesting destinations for pre-wedding shoots. The Pinnacles Desert (3 hours away from Perth, pictured above) is a wonderful spot for a desert wedding shoot and definitely out of the ordinary. Who said wedding shoots destinations need to all feminine. If you’re into something edgy, having your pre-wedding photos shot at this iconic desert could just be what you’re looking for.
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We’ve talked about how amazing desert destinations can be for pre-wedding shoots. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s Iceland — an equally extraordinary pre-wedding shoot destination. Iceland’s waterfalls, glacial lagoons and rocky terrains will definitely give you jaw dropping picture-worthy moments. Iceland is full of natural wonders and you can bet on your guests asking you, “is this backdrop even real?”
While you’re over at Iceland, you can also sign up for a tour and catch the Northern lights at Jokulsarlon Glacier!
Want photos that look like they came right out of a fairy tale? The Haneul Sky Park in Seoul is a location that’s perfect for a dreamy, surreal pre-wedding shoot. Tall Eulalias cover the lush fields and flowers are also in bloom during October!
Quiet urban areas like Samcheong-dong Street and Bukchon Hanok Village also make great locations for pre-wedding shoots. The area is vibrant, covered with artsy wall graffitis and lined with homely cafes. Bukchon Hanok Village, the area right next to Samcheong-dong Street is filled with traditional houses, which also makes it a great area for photo shoots!
Gone are the days where pre-wedding shoots happen only in the studio or at botanic gardens. While these spots still make for great shooting locations, you have more locations to choose from if you’re looking for a pre-wedding shoot with a different look. Just think of your shoot like a short getaway — definitely a fun addition to your wedding plans.
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