The Jakarta Post
Color photos help lift the mood at the reception, while black-and-white photos reflect honesty and highlight emotions. (Shutterstock/File)
Forget the usual elegant royal-like poses -- candid pre-wedding pictures are the new cool.
Jatidiri Putro Wicaksono, photographer and creative director of Byjatidiriono photography, told kompas.com that candid photos were the trend for pre-wedding photo shoots in 2018.
Taken in an informal setting, such photos allowed the bride and groom to be themselves, letting others know about their relationship and their daily lives.
Candid pre-wedding photography is actually not a new concept; it has existed in several countries for a few years. However, its popularity recently increased in Indonesia.
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With regard to the locations, Jatidiri said, couples would usually come with their own ideas and discuss them with the photographers. Some wanted the location to be authentic, while others preferred some decoration.
“The challenge is to decorate the place without making it look redecorated,” said Jatidiri.
Meanwhile, the color tones should match those of the concept for the wedding reception. Color photos helped lift the mood at the reception, while black-and-white photos reflected honesty and highlighted emotions.
Jatidiri added that the most important thing was to involve the couple in planning the concept.
Prices for candid pre-wedding photo shoots vary depending on the concept, location and the number of photos, typically ranging from Rp 5 million (US$366) to Rp 10 million. (jes/kes)