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[Guide] Pre-wedding Photoshoot on the French Riviera and Provence

A French Riviera pre-wedding photoshoot can be an amazing experience to shoot at the places you dreamt about and to document your couple in glamorous wedding outfit before your wedding.

The pictures from the pre-wedding photoshoot on the French Riviera will enable you to showcase fun, emotions with breathtaking landscapes during your wedding. Pre-wedding photos in the eastern world is an important cultural tradition, an important step before the wedding. It is known as engagement photos in the western world.

As an experienced  French Riviera pre-wedding photographer, based in Antibes. I do photograph pre-wedding and engagement photo shoots in Saint Tropez, Nice, Antibes, Eze, Monaco, Provence. I also travel to many gorgeous locations in the South of France. Based on the pictures you want for your pre-wedding shoots, I can fly with you to European cities such as Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Venizia, and London.

This guide will help you plan the best pre-wedding shoot in the south of France

  • Best locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot in the South of France?
  • Why the French Riviera perfect for pre-wedding photography?
  • What makes Provence perfect for pre-wedding photography?
  • What makes French Alps perfect for pre-wedding photography?
  • When is the best time for a pre-wedding photoshoot in the South of France?
  • How many hours do I need for a pre-wedding in Provence?
  • Do you provide makeup and hairstyling?
  • How does the pre-wedding shoot go?
  • How to prepare for the photoshoot?
  • What are your prices and packages

 

Best locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot in the South of France?

Why the French Riviera is the perfect place for pre-wedding photography?

If you like the amazing coastline, sunny weather all year long, medieval towns and historic places, the French Riviera is made for you. French Riviera is a perfect location for a pre-wedding photoshoot thanks to its location, you are 90 minutes drive from Provence, Italy, and French Alps.

Your pictures will benefit from the details of this lovely part of the south of France. French Riviera also offers famous places as a backdrop. From Saint Tropez to Monaco, including Cannes, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, you have amazing places for beautiful pictures. Art lovers will love artists’ town like Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Antibes, Eze. They have inspired painters for decades.

What makes Provence perfect for pre-wedding photography?

When you think about Provence, you ear the cicadas, feel the warm sun, discover the colorful houses and the lavender perfume. It is a travel back in time, far from the major cities: pure enjoyment.

Provence spreads from Avignon at the north, to Aix-en-Provence at the south, up to the French Alps at the East and the Luberon at the West. This region of France is mainly rural and hide many natural gems for beautiful pictures. Find out more about planning a photo session in the lavender fields: https://www.wildroses.fr/engagement-elopement-wedding-lavender-fields-provence/

What makes French Alps perfect for pre-wedding photography?

Mountains are beautiful all year long! With its pure snow in winter and colorful nature in summer. If you live in a crowded city, this destination is pure air. How not to fall in love with breathtaking scenic views? The French Alps and its majestic mountain peaks will add sumptuous nature details to your pre-wedding pictures.

More information for a Pre-wedding engagement session in the Alps: https://www.wildroses.fr/french-alps-engagement-couple-session-mountains/

 

 

Plan the Perfect Pre-wedding photoshoot

When is the best time for a pre-wedding photoshoot in the South of France?

One of the most frequent questions that we get the most is “what is the best time for a photo session on the French Riviera or Provence? ”
First, the best time for a photo session is when you have the best lights. the nicest and most flattering lights are at sunrise and sunset. Those time vary depending on the season (day are longer in summer).

“Best time for a photo session is when you have the best lights: sunset and sunrise”

In the main touristic areas, having your pictures at sunrise also had a tremendous advantage: you avoid the crowd. It can be difficult to wake up early, but having all the beach for yourself, or an empty lavender fields, worth it 100%.

We do have fantastic weather on the French Riviera all year long, but my favorite times of the year are Spring and Falls (north hemisphere). If you want a session in the lavender fields, lavender blossom season is between late June and mid-July. Find out more about planning a photo session in the lavender fields: https://www.wildroses.fr/engagement-elopement-wedding-lavender-fields-provence/

How many hours do I need for a pre-wedding in Provence?

We typically cover one main location per hour. Let’s say that you’d like to take photos at Eze. In this case, we recommend a one-hour pre-wedding photo session. If you’d like to go to two different places, such as the Cap d’Antibes and the Saint Paul de Vence. Then you should at least book a two hours engagement shoot on the French Riviera. If you want pictures on the French Riviera and Provence there are few hours of drive. We are then working on a day shoot instead of per hours, so as to you to enjoy the session and to really take time to create stunning pictures.

Do you provide other services?

Our agency works super hard on creating gorgeous pictures you will cherish the rest of your life. We do not have in house extra services. But once we have defined the photography package you want, we will be pleased to advise you extra service vendors. Those vendors we trust as we often work with then on weddings on the French Riviera and Provence.
Wedding vendors we are often asked about: makeup, hairstyling, dresses, transportation, hosting, dinner, musicians, wedding planners.
We can also advise you luxurious services like a Heli tour, a boat ride, a dinner for 2 in an amazing place.

How does South of France pre-wedding shoot go?

The easiest way possible! You would have probably travel for hours, so we really want you to relax and enjoy your session. Moreover, most of the time, it is your first time on the French Riviera or Provence. So we guide you to explore the best places for pictures. You might not be professional models or haven’t taken professional photos before.

We are here to help you, feel less shy and more comfortable in front of the camera. Depending on how you feel the most comfortable we will help you or let you be more natural.  At the same time, we do know there is cultural behavior, we really want the pictures to showcase the best of both of you.

If your partners don’t like to take pictures that is fine. We will make sure he does have fun and thus smile and be joyful on your pre-wedding pictures.

How to prepare for the photoshoot?

We want you to be proud of your pictures, become lifetime memories, not just a photoshoot. Thus work with you, before the session to know what you would love. To inspire you and to create the road book for your South of France pre-wedding shoot, you can create a Pinterest board or Instagram collection.

Make sure to get good rest before the session. A pre-wedding shoot can be a long day. The more rest you will be, the more you will enjoy this special day?

 

How to get dressed for your Pre-wedding photoshoot on the French Riviera ?

Think about the clothing you would like. We do advise you to bring your own outfit. You are sure you will have the perfect dress and outfits for your sessions. Some studios do offer outfits but they are often poor qualities ones. You can purchase a special dress you will keep with you. A dress you could wear on your welcome dinner or brunch.

 

What is the price of a pre-wedding photoshoot on the French Riviera

We don’t think of our pre-wedding shoot like just a photo session. We want them to be an extraordinary experience. Thus creating sur-mesure shoot from the places you dreamt about.
Prices can range from 800€ to 4500€ depending on the session, the memories and the extra service you booked.

Please contact us and give us as many details as possible, for us to help you. We will create a unique session for you.


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